Monday, 15 October 2012
Nothing Succeeds As Planned
Funny how we rarely, if ever, contemplate the idea that it might be better than the original idea... Perfectionism is not a virtue; it's a vice. It squeezes the life out of creativity, and blinds us to the good points of what we actually make...if it allows us to make anything at all.
I knew what I wanted to achieve when I took this image...but it didn't actually work out that way. What do you think...is it a successful image? Does it have balance, visual interest, good colour? What do you think is wrong with it? I was disappointed with it...should I have been, do you think?
Now, fish out something that you have judged in your head as 'not good enough'; look at it again. Ask yourself the questions I ask above... how does it rate? If we can get past the subjective nature of perfectionism, we can see our work more clearly, and understand it better. Try it out.