This spring I downloaded a free art app - Daily Art, Free. I don't always look at the art each day, but I enjoy looking at the artworks and the insight the author shares about the selected artworks. Today's artwork is by Joan Miro, a Surrealist artist known for his unique style. Part of the post today really resonated with me:
"I'm so critical about those discredited paintings like today's with this sentence of disdain: "A child could do that". Because that, my friends, is a hell of an achievement. Maybe the hardest part is to face this impulsive and chaotic world, where not much is left for perfection, embrace the limitations of our commitments, and have a good time with it. Even masterpieces were created upon risks and mistakes and it is not uncommon to hear celebrated writers and painters openly saying they dislike their work, perhaps because it's so difficult to deal with our own expectations. Besides, if you do perform as a child, maybe you'll be exceeding your adult self."
As you are working on your artworks, don't be afraid to take risks and make mistakes. Put yourself out there! Try new things. Embrace ambiguity. It's ok to not know what you are doing - to play with art media without a set plan. Who know what you might come up with!
The Magdalenians, Joan Miro, 1958