On new year’s day I grabbed my pen and scribbled a long list of resolutions. Making sure not to include silly things like “get thin”, I wrote a list of stuff that I wanted to do in 2013. Because let’s face it, we need to do more stuff. Stuff that we love. I would love to make another picture book for my niece (and other kiddies, who knows?!), decorate my new place properly, get my art room sorted out… And so much more! Overwhelm, panic, CHAOS!
And then it hit me. Do more things badly. A lovely phrase by SARK, from her book Make Your Creative Dreams Real. I regularly find myself thinking about a certain arty project for a while and draining myself from all energy before putting a pencil to the paper. Instead of making a start and just having a go, us creatives often find ourselves worrying about our abilities. Look, even Shane Glines is at it.
So let’s just make a start and give yourself the permission to fail this year!