I have this motto that has stood me well:
I think it's a good motto. I think it's a true motto.
Sometimes I have a tendency to stop when something is "good enough" or "fine." This motto reminds me to take the risk; to dare to do it.
What is the "it" in that sentence?
Cut a hole in my quilt.
Glop paint all over it.
Stamp directly onto my cardstock with abandon!
Cover up a perfectly good piece of art with a new idea:
I remember buying Basic Grey paper and hoarding it. It was simply far too pretty to cut up. I mean, look at that:Sassafras Lass and other densely patterned papers, like the one below:
...and only using half of it.
Of course, the reason I'm writing this post is to make myself feel better about ruining the most gorgeous piece of Hambly paper.
I had been keeping it for something special. And now, alas, it's disfigured and permanently ruined.
But, I suppose that means something lovely is coming down the pipeline, right? You have to fail gloriously over and over in order to find that one little moment of genius.
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