The quote above comes from Neil Gaiman’s 2012 Keynote Address to The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA, USA. The whole speech is quite inspiring, you can read it here: http://www.uarts.edu/neil-gaiman-keynote-address-2012
There are so many great artists out there sharing their amazing work, I can‘t help but feel humbled and grateful to be influenced by them. Their work inspires me to push my boundaries and not limit myself to the tools and mediums in my hands. I feel as if I’m always learning and trying new things just to see what the outcome will be.
Lately I’ve been trying to focus my energy on learning new techniques and playing around with the paint. I’ve been getting it all over my fingers (face & clothes included) in attempts at blending the colours into one another. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t. My point is, is that I’m connecting the dots as best as I can, hoping to tell a new story through each piece.
Following Neil’s advice, I hope to make good art.
Neil has also said that somewhere along the line we should make mistakes. “Because if you’re making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.”
Here’s to making glorious mistakes and sharing them with you!