Fear & Art

I’m hardly a stranger to uncertainty and self-doubt. So picking up a copy of David Bayles and Ted Orland’s slim volume Art & Fear wasn’t a difficult choice.

I’ve just started but already the author’s have begun to catalogue many of the doubts that swirl in my head each time I begin a new project.

Here are some early gems on the necessity of failing:

“You learn how to make your work by making your work, and a great many of the pieces you make along the way will never stand out as finished art. The best you can do is make the art you care bout – and lots of it!”

“Basically, those who continue to make art are those who have learned how to continue – or more precisely, have learned how to not quit.”