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    If you want perfect work, get in line.

    an intense desire

    to make the work perfect

    stops us in our tracks

    forms a barrier

    to fresh work

    The found poetry reads:

    worship the happiness of
    these stars
    for guidance and advice
    that keeps changing directions
    the truth does not change pencil scribblings
    of souls 

    Make stuff.
    Go. Go. Go.
    Never stop.

    The more your create ➸ the more you make ➸ the more you will like your stuff. 

    What keeps you from making stuff?

    What is ONE THING you can do TODAY to change that?

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    Reader Comments (8)

    I like that!

    {Tammy}: Cindy, Thank you!

    07.1.2013 | Unregistered Commentercindy

    I love this - thank you so much for sharing, it's very timely for me. I've been super blocked about creating lately - we recently moved to a new state and have been living with my mother-in-law, so space is limited and much of my SHTUFF is in storage. This is stopping me up badly, even though I rationally know that it's a pretty silly reason to not be Making.

    I don't know quite what I can do to change this thinking other than to just DO. Today I will make a piece of art for my someday-soon-studio (we sign papers on our house a week from today) to remind me of this... I'd like to borrow your wise words "Make stuff. Go. Go. Go. Never stop." if that's ok with you. I'll be sure to credit, of course. :)

    Tammy}: Betsi, Yes please do use the quote. I would suggest this. Pretend you are on vacation and there is simply little time for creating, little space and limited supplies. I truly believe that constraints can result in the most fun and challenging work of all. With just a gellyroll or pitt pen or a good black pen and some decent quality paper, you can look at the world around you and seek out patterns and try to draw them. Think of repetition, of lines, of curves. Try something new. Your art will benefit when a larger art space is available to you.

    07.1.2013 | Unregistered CommenterBetsi Goutal

    Loving the idea of found poetry - I do use bits of print from magazines but never quite in this way, so thank you for the inspiration! Wonderful page.

    {Tammy}: Rosie, I hope you have fun searching for and using found words in your art. I think it adds such a fun twist.

    07.1.2013 | Unregistered CommenterRosie

    I just started an art journal and I found this completely inspiring.

    Thank you so much for sharing!

    {Tammy}: Jennifer, Thank you for your kind words! I wish you some lovely journaling time this week.

    This resonated well w/ me. The more you make, the more you will love it!

    {Tammy}: Linda, I believe it 100%!!! Thank you for your comment!

    07.1.2013 | Unregistered CommenterLinda

    Fabulous post Tammy!!! Couldn't agree more - the more I do, the better I get to know what my stuff can do and the more I experiment, the more happy accidents result! ART=HAPPY!!!!!! XOXO

    07.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterSam

    yes yes yes! show up. do the work. play and make and make some more. go go go!

    I agree with Karen when she says "show up and do the work." I find it harder to show up through the week in the winter . . . barely light when I leave for work and dark when I arrive home . . . roll on the weekend! I take comfort in small things such as the shortest day having passed.

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