This week’s artist quote comes from the Dutch post-impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh. In this quote, Van Gogh points out that each drawing, each painting, each and every artistic step you take is one toward growth and improvement. This is a great reminder when you have a really challenging, or just downright bad, piece you’re working on and you feel like throwing it away.
Just remember, every drawing, good or bad, is a lesson in how to be better. So, take that balled-up piece of paper you just threw in the trash can and look at it, not for proof of your incompetence, but for inspiration. It doesn’t matter if you’re good or not, as long as you keep plugging away you will by definition be getting better.
I would love to know your thoughts on this quote. Does practice make perfect? Have you ever felt frustrated by a piece that just “isn’t going right?” Is every piece a learning experience? I think so. So, keep up the good work!