June 8, 2009

Perfection not required

The two major careers of my life, Dental Assisting and working as a librarian, have required perfection and extreme organization. My attention to detail and organizational skills have helped me immensely at work. The problem is, those same traits have really thrown a "monkey wrench" in my creativity. I have so many fun ideas dancing through my head, yet I hesitate to play unless I feel that the outcome will look close to what I believe is perfect.

Well..... as of today, I am turning over a new leaf. I've decided that "perfect" is whatever feels good to ME, no matter what that inner critic is saying. With that, I present my little Monkey Boy! He is filled with whimsy and mischief, much like his creator. ;-) Granted he won't grace the walls of the Louvre, but he will bring a smile to my face and remind me that it's okay to color outside the lines. Here's to the freedom we feel when we let our imaginations come out to play!

3 comments:

Lynn said...

Terry, your monkey boy is adorable and I do love the lines you have drawn that give him so much personality.
The reason I chose to make art quilts as opposed to traditional quilts was BECAUSE I could draw outside the lines, even outside the BOX! It made everything OKAY, Anything Goes! So let yourself fly.
I encourage you to join the art groups here on line, as the inspiration and encouragement is so rewarding. It keeps me going/creating every single day.
(Any of the artists in my side bar; groups like Cactus Monday; ATC trading; etc. will help you meet more bloggers of like mind and get that stiumlus.)I'll email you a list of the people who draw freely!

Diane Folks said...

But he IS perfect! I love him to pieces!!!

Libby Buttons said...

You goT iT righT ! Now go make yourself happy and create for you !