Monday, October 18, 2010

Quote Ninja

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.  Art is knowing which ones to keep.  ~Scott Adams

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.  ~Pablo Picasso

Well, as I am a complete quote maniac, I've decided to make a recurring quote section on my blog!
Both of these are very true.
Someone asked me recently when I would start to actually sell my art, as opposed to preparing to sell my art as I have been for the last few years...
I hemmed and hawed about it until I was able to worm my way out of the situation, but that is a very good question.
I have been improving and preparing to sell my art for several years. I've had people say that they would definitely buy my art. But when I look at my paintings, all I can see are the multitude of slipups and mistakes on the paper. It will never be perfect. 
I guess, as Scott Adams said, I will have to learn which ones to keep.
Then, there is always the excuse that it is too personal to sell. Well, we've got to make money some way, don't we?
So, I will endeavor to be less picky about my art in the future.

Does anyone else have the problem of being too perfectionistic when it comes to their craft?
Tell me if you do! Got any monstrous paintings from that period of depression you went through after your boyfriend/girlfriend broke up with you? Any from that period of anticipation when you were pregnant?

On a completely different note, and one that is on the complete opposite end of the emotional spectrum than my emotional revelation, I have discovered a video of two adorable baby rabbits in soft drink cups!
So adorable!
Got any videos that you've uncovered that are so sweet they're viscous?


Cafe Fashionista said...

Gah! Perfectionism is like my middle name. I always need everything to be perfect when I'm working otherwise I feel like I'm not doing my best! :/

LOVE that bunny video!! :)

Laetitia´s Comptoir said...

Love painting! for me is time to relax!


CC said...

OHMYGOD, that video is SO adorable! They're so cute and little. AW. :)

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