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Don't worry

I've thought last days about that saying. I can almost hear someone saying that to me. It also has something to do with art and crafting.

When you are doing something like those, you have to accept that you'll do mistakes. Of course in the beginning, but also when you have years experience with you. That's why some people, with who I've spoken doesn't believe that, they are as good they actually are. It's so much easier to see everything faulty. When you keep looking your work too closely days, or even weeks or months, you start to see only details and lose the big picture. When I get to that point, that I start to hate what I'm doing, I put it to side for a moment. To somewhere that I can see it time to time, but from far away. Usually later comes time, that I start to think again about that work, and get new ideas what to do next. The hardest part with that, is to have something unfinished.

Good example how imperfection can be helpful, is when you are drawing a face. To most of us, it isn't easy thing to do. You do view lines and see that those aren't correct. Then you take rubber and start again. And again. Finally you have just a big hole in the paper. But if you leave those mistakes on and keep just drawing, you might find out that they are helpful. First of all, no ones face isn't perfect and symmetric. And for second, you can actually make it to be more natural and living. Of course there is some mistakes you want to delete, but be patient and keep doing, and in the end you'll see what were real mistakes.

Being good isn't, that you don't make mistakes. It's about how you can use those to help you, or how well you can cover them. You'll keep making mistakes, just don't worry about it.





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