Do you ever just do it? I am very methodical, which makes me a creature of habit, who feels much more comfortable planning every detail of my life. This stems from my inherent perfectionist tendencies. However, I sometimes make a conscious effort to go out on a limb and "just do it," and I like it! It is a freeing feeling to just take a ride to the lake with my wife on the spare of the moment; make an impulse purchase of a new art tool or spiffy shirt; or have a fresh creme filled doughnut every once in a while. I have learned to "just do it" too, when working on my artistic endeavors. My perfectionism was so severe during my youth, that it stifled my artistry causing me to have creative blocks. I still enjoy the comfort of routines, but I feel it's much more healthy to "just do it" sometimes. What do you think?
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Anyway, thank you for following my blog, as well as for taking the time to leave such thoughtful comments about my work. I am humbled and honored by your kindness. Blessings!
Lately learning how to loosen up a little and leave the 'rules' behind and do what you are suggesting here.... and that, indeed, feels very good, it gives energy which before long, I did not know I had in me.
In art too, there are no mistakes, no failures, just lessons and practice. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #9 xxx
Love your 10 words to live by!
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done is better than perfect - is sometimes necessary!
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But I am sometimes hard on myself and my art
Great artwork and photographs as always.
I only had a short time today for art, so I 'just did it' and really enjoyed myself. It was a fun. I just need to do this more often.
Have a great weekend and Happy PPF to you.
Is your wife spontaneous? I find we spontaneous women are often drawn to men who like to plan and research. The balance seems to work out well for both.
I think it is wonderful you are following your flow, yes just do it! Thanks for sharing.
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I understand totally how perfectionism can stifle creativity. I am guilty of that too, Arnoldo. I have been trying to loosen up with my art these past few years...no judgements, just fun!