this is a TED talk that i discovered a while back - it's by elizabeth gilbert, author of eat pray love, and it's about creativity and being an artist and all the fears and anxieties that sometimes come along with it. sometimes when i feel scared of painting (kind of a lot), i watch this video. she's a great speaker and i think this way of approaching the creative process is so helpful and comforting. ..plus she relates anecdotally how tom waits is the best living example of this approach, and tom waits is one of my favorite artists of all time. enjoy!