Monday Motivator: Paint the Best You Can That Moment

“In my beginnings, I thought that in order for a work to be worthwhile I had to care for it, coddle it, obsess about it. I had to ‘get it right’ and push for perfection. …

“What I really needed to do was treat the work as if it was the best I could do in the moment, with an eye on improving in my very next attempt. That approach forces one to realize that the exercise of growth depends on failed and discarded attempts that achieve at least a little something to carry into the next piece.

“… Let it go. Start again. Fail. Again. And again. Again. Again. Again.”

10 Things…I Wish I Knew Starting Out“, Muddy Colors

As the saying goes, if at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. Or “fail better“.

Redaction Blackout Poem
This is interesting for many reasons. I feel that not oo much has changed the time had come. We shall not fail. Fear. Flinch. So be it then. A sleepless night.

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