“The stupidest possible creative act is still a creative act. … And once they’ve done it, they can do it again, and they could work on getting it better.
“There is a spectrum between mediocre work and good work, and as anybody who’s worked as an artist or a creator knows, it’s a spectrum you’re constantly struggling to get on top of. The gap is between doing anything and doing nothing.”Clay Shirky, How Cognitive Surplus Will Change the World, TED June 2010
Your very worst painting is more of a painting than the brilliant one you’re still thinking of doing.