No matter where you are and what you’ve done, no matter the mistakes you think you’ve made, creation meets you there. You have creation power in you until your final breaths.
I have a friend right now finding extraordinary life in a second career, one he couldn’t have imagined even a year ago. All the explorations that seemed to have petered out to nothing . . . are his greatest resource in this new, post-50 career.
It turns out even (seeming) far-off-the-path mishaps inevitably accrue value for you.
Art is a series of mistakes. This realization has a tremendous effect on the way I work. It eliminates fear from my system.
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The best way to understand my paintings is by imagining a blackboard. You can erase a blackboard a million times and almost always the traces of what you have done previously will remain on the board.
~ Vahe Berberian
Part of the What creators do series.
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