One of the things I’m most self-conscious about when working on any artsy endeavor – is screwing up. Sometimes it consumes me with fear so much that I refuse to even try.
Some of our local Borders locations are closing and I was able to pick up a couple of books recently at a HUGE discount. One of those gems was this one:
Now, I will admit that I originally purchased this book so I could read about artsy things to my Lil’ Sophie, never intending to learn anything for myself. Beautiful Oops has quickly become one of my favorite books. Not only does Barney Saltzberg make it FUN to read to my lil’ girlie but I’m reminded with each turning page to not be afraid of my mistakes.
“When you think you have made a mistake think of it as an opportunity to make something beautiful”.
Who would have known a children’s book would change my thinking about my own artistic journey?