Art & Fear
- David Bayles, Ted Orland
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Making art provides uncomfortably accurate feedback about the gap that inevitably exists between what you intended to do, and what you did.
To all viewers but yourself, what matters is the product: the finished artwork. To you, and you alone, what matters is the process: the experience of shaping that artwork.
The function of the overwhelming majority of your artwork is simply to teach you how to make the small fraction of your artwork that soars. One of the basic and difficult lessons every artist must learn is that even the failed pieces are essential.
you learn how to make your work by making your work,