I read it and said to myself…… EXACTLY!!! (see chapter 1 of Art + Quilt!)
I love making mistakes.
No really, I do.
This quote from Albert Einstein puts it into perfect perspective:
I’ve been experimenting a lot lately. Most of it has not worked out and I’m totally good with that. And yes, that is said minus the eye rolling and heavy sarcasm.
Here’s the thing, when I mess things up its because I’m just playing. There’s no pressure, I don’t care if there is a mistake, I don’t care if anyone sees it. Most of the time I’ll toss it in a pile to get cut up for a collage and over-printed later on. But some of the stuff I’ve been making lately have been real dogs and they are now firmly acquainted with the trash can.
I’ll never learn anything new or feel excited about my work if I don’t goof up and experiment. So that’s what I’m doing. Making really really really bad art.
And I love it. 🙂