This quote by Scott Adams,
“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep”
seems so simple at first…but it’s not. First of all it assumes that we allow ourselves to play, experiment and work freely, which is a challenging space to create. It’s so easy to have the judge and jury of expectation and judgment hang around our studios.
Secondly, it can often be a challenge to decide what is worthy. We paint, we sculpt, we play, we write, we photography, we dance, we sew…but how do we decide what to keep, or if it is done, or if it has been overworked? Indeed these are all challenging questions. The exciting part is that it means you’re in the game, you’re a player, you’re making your mark, and that is of ultimate importance!
Forget about what to keep for the moment and just keep creating. Making those other decisions will become easier with time and experience. We must trust that we are on the right path.