Perfection is Not the Point
People at Food Master, pen and color pencil
A friend of mine told me how one of my previous sketches is a bit out of proportion. Before answering, I paused and thought of the many reasons why artists or anyone cannot seem to begin something because they want to reach that state where they can tell themselves, “This is perfect! I am ready.”
But in reality is we can never be ready unless we start at some point and learn from the process of doing– mistakes and all. I replied politely that it was a live sketch of a person and I had to do it quickly before there are any changes in the placement of my subject.
Needless to say I had fun recording an event into my sketchbook which I can remember always. The quick strokes and the moving on (of subjects) are all part of the journey of creating something. I am learning and practicing and slowing down and observing.
What are some of the things that you have been hesitating to begin? Maybe it’s sharing the Gospel to our unbelieving friends? Joining a ministry? Volunteering at an event or charity? Creating that online course? Writing a book? Joining an exhibition? Whatever that is choose to begin today, narrow down the details of what needs to be accomplished, do not rush, start on one small task a day, rest and celebrate, give thanks to God in everything.
Girl at Food Master and My Unfinished Soup, pen and color pencil