Heard something interesting in church yesterday.
I was encouraged to fail.
Being "free to fail" can be liberating. I tend to be cautious in so many areas; because I want to do things well (read perfectly) I tend to put off things. To the point of never doing them.
But I really saw where I could apply the concept in my art.
I want to paint. Craft. Create.
But do I?
Sometimes. But I have a hard time translating my concepts through my fingertips. I watch other artist seemingly slap color on a page adding layer after layer of writing and emphamera and creating a visually rich piece of art. Art journalling, it's called.
Why can't I let myself go and do this?
I'm afraid I'll fail. That it will be a muddy illegible mess.
BUT. It means so many positive things came before that.....
I started, began, gave it a shot, tried, endeavored, experimented, attempted, tackled, aimed, strived....
And there is no failure in that.