New Orleans-based artist and general weirdo, specializing in pet portraits.
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Melissa Vandiver | Blog

A behind-the-scenes look at the budding career of a real weirdo.

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Mantras: Maintaining Confidence in a Self-Hate Spiral

I suffer from Impostor Syndrome - the idea that one's success is not earned based on talent and hard work, but based on luck, and said person could be exposed as a fraud at any moment. So I have crept around like a cat burglar at every job waiting for the moment when they figure it out. No matter my training, experience, and performance; somehow I always felt like I was hiding.

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