The first week of the New Year is drawing to a close, and I’m looking back at the last few days to see how things went. I was tempted to ignore my sketchbook, thanks to a ripple of nerves. But knowing regret for a missed opportunity feels much worse than a drawing that didn’t quite work out, I sat down to draw.
Sometimes we just have to remind ourselves that we’re allowed to make a mess of things. Perfection isn’t necessary, and it certainly doesn’t come for free. I have a little Post-it note above my desk that says…
…and sometimes that’s all it takes to get me reaching for a pencil as I open my sketchbook.
Do you have a particular word or phrase that you keep referring to when you need a pep talk? Please share in a comment.
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