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Weekly Blog on creativity and what it takes to be an artist by David Limrite (artist, teacher, mentor & coach)

AIM HIGH

David Limrite-Artist, Coach, Mentor, Teacher

Trying to create the best piece that I can.

“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.”

~Michelangelo Buonarroti


I think one of the reasons why creating is so attractive to me is because of the elusive nature of the perfect end result.

With each new painting or drawing, I strive to create the best piece that I can. I pour my heart and soul into into every creation. Sometimes I am successful and many more times I am not. In either case, I then want the next piece to be even better.

If I create a piece that I really like, and I consider it successful, then that makes me want to try and top it on the next one. If I create something that stinks up the studio, then I feel like I have to redeem myself, so I work even harder on the next piece.

The trick is to always aim high. Have high expectations for yourself and your creativity. Always want to do your best. And then be even better. And better. Have a positive attitude and enjoy the process.

You are, most certainly, going to create some awful things from time to time. Do not be afraid of making mistakes. Do not be afraid of failure. Do not be afraid of disappointment.These are part of the game. These are learning experiences.

The trick is to always predict success, but expect failure. Learn something either way, and move forward in an attempt at creating the next best piece that you can.

And always aim high.

Best,

David