Useless Talents & Irrational Fears


Sarah Watts has a problem, and you might be the person to help her solve it. She needs YOUR useless talents and irrational fears. That’s right. Send in what you think are your useless talents and irrational fears, and she’ll put it into drawings, like the ones above. Here’s a few more examples.

It’s a project where she hopes to get the collection of images published, so we’re counting on you to send her your insecurities over to sarah{AT}wattsalot.com.

My useless talent? The ability to move almost any muscle in my body — like an ear, or an eyebrow. And my irrational fear? That I will go crazy one day, and not know the difference!

Please feel free to share some of yours over in the comments, if you’ll so oblige. We promise not to tell!

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12 thoughts on “Useless Talents & Irrational Fears

  1. My irrational fear: That my teeth will melt.

    My useless talent: I unknowingly have a “Walter Cronkite” voice when I’m taken by surprise. My voice gets really low and makes my husband’s face tingle because he feels like he’s done something wrong.

    Don’t know how well these could be illustrated, though…

  2. I just adore her artwork. I gave her my fear of my cat taking over my house. She sleeps on my pillow above my head and pushes me off my own pillow each night. First the pillow, then the room, then the world!!!! Muaaa aaa aaaa!!

  3. I can’t stand it when people rub their feet on a carpet when they are wearing socks, it’s like nails on the chalkboard..

    I am not sure it is a fear, but it is pretty irrational that it bothers me so much.

  4. Whoa, those are some fears and talents alright!

    Victoria: I can choose to wiggle one or BOTH ear, and same goes with eyebrows. and virtually anything else really. Once my stomach muscles cramped on me. Boy that hurt.

  5. I have “a song for every situation”, say a word or a theme and I’ll start humming! I can also roll my eyes in circles in opposite directions.

  6. Her work is soo cute and i love it.

    Soooo, i’ve been sitting here staring at the screen…thinking..my useless talent…my useless talent…my irrational fear..my irrational fear. 10mins passed and im still thinking…haha Maybe thatz my irrational fear…fear that i would always end up writting something silly and not intelligent. >_<

    Have a lovely merry happy day and lots of love to you! I will email her!

  7. Yay!!! Thank you guys for all the awesome talents/fears. Also, to Nico, your problem with the socks I will save, down the road there may be a “Little Quirks” theme, but I can’t get ahead of myself just yet, hehe.

    Thanks for your help Amy!!

  8. Communion style big eyed aliens scare me to death! I can’t stand the images on the book cover or dvd. I think it all comes from having seen Close Encounters and ET at far too young an age! Thanks mom and dad 😉

  9. I just about died laughing at Sarah’s Sunday funny with the pirate and beaver… how geniusly evil! Thank you for introducing me to her work: wow.

    Talents? I am really good at clicking my heels on both sides. I can spread my fingers out super-widely (it freaks people out, but it’s because of piano-playing w/ not-so-big hands :).

    Fears? I worry obsessively about housefires anytime I leave my house.

    Hm. Pretty ho-hum, eh?

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