A dear friend wrote me this week, and in part of her correspondence, she mentioned that I should forget about perfectionism and instead focus on practicing more and more. We were talking about learning a new language, I find that the same is applicable to other aspects of life.
I constantly get stuck on something because it doesn’t look just right. So like with the drawings I keep wanting to add more and more until it is exactly how I envision it. But it never is. So I get frustrated and toss it aside. I have a stack of sketches that never make it to the blog because of this. Really I know I should be more liberal and just loosen my hand and let it do its work. I wonder though, if this can go too far. If it leaves us in danger of becoming mediocre at that skill because we are not pushing enough.
So many things to consider, some changes are coming, perhaps not so drastic but change nonetheless.