The Magic Door
collage, 5.5 x 4.25 inches
Did you ever work on a piece that turned out radically different from what you expected? Yeah, me too. Art-making, I find, often involves the element of surprise. This one looks nothing like I thought it would, and I'm not really sure if I like it, though not specifically for that reason. I tried some decollage with this one, gluing on several layers and then tearing some off in various places to reveal what's underneath. Then I glued lace over some of the other parts, which I think may have been a bit too much for such a small piece. Everything I make, though, is a lesson that informs my art- making process, and therefore the next piece. So that's a good thing, right? We learn from our mistakes, and from our successes, both of which make us better artists in the long run.
If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes. ~ John Wooden
If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit. ~ William J. Clinton
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
~ Scott Adams