growing up i have become a major perfectionist. i like straight lines on homemade posters, and i love perfect letters. i'm the type of person who will rewrite notes because they're not "pretty," and when i started high school, i hoped i'd grow out of this. which, in some ways i have but, i must admit i still carry a ruler in my pencil case.
art and perfectionism clash, a lot. it is so hard for me to look at my own paintings or doodles and not see the flaws and want to rip it up and start again. and it sucks, because more than anything i want to fill a sketchbook with beautiful works and be able to call it my masterpiece. and so i am starting a project.
a year back a bought a "wreck this journal" and never really started it, in fear that i wouldn't wreck it properly (like what...) which lead to my great idea for this blog. every week, at least once or twice, i will do a page of the book, and post it here for all to see. no do-overs or second chances, in the hope that i can put the life of a perfectionist behind and become an artist.
i hope to post in a few days, and am very excited to see how this will go!