Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman

Monday, December 6, 2010

Busy Creating

I've had this vision in my head for about a year. It has finally become a real thing. Introducing the "Inner Critic."
You will never be a writer.
Who do you think you are trying to write?
You can't even spell.
Nobody will like what you are doing so you might as well not try.

Have you ever heard these comments and many others sounding off in your mind as you try to write or doing anything creative, for that matter? Well, now when that little voice gets on your nerves you can just ZIP IT. Literally. Each of these "Inner Critics" has a working zipper for a mouth along with lots of personality in the form of mismatched buttons, fun fabrics and "mean" eyebrows.
I will be putting these wonderful little critters, who passed inspection at my favorite writing group, in my Etsy shop in the next day or so. I hope you will stop by and check them out.

I want to add that I'm so excited to have so many people comment on the new traditions in your families. It really shows that most of us don't like what the holidays have become and hope and work towards a better way to show our spirit and love. Thank you, everyone, for sharing.


  1. Rita, I love these! They are adorable little critters (critercizers?) but I especially love that you can zip it and shut them up. Too cute!

  2. These are the best - I've been needing that zipper for a couple of days now!Lori from sketchbook

  3. I love my little Inner Critic, Rita!! He really works, too. Just looking at that goofy zipper-mouth makes me laugh and relax into the creative mood I need to work. You are a genius!


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