There are a few simple things about the pursuit of perfection that are easy to forget, so here's a healthy reminder
Rule 1. Nobody - and i mean NOBODY is "perfect". Ever.
Rule 2. See rule 1.
Perfection is boring
Perfection is hard edges and rules and disapproval of anything not deemed to be perfect.
Art isn't created from perfection, nor is it created by perfect people. Art is messy, chaotic and curious, it has quirks and mood swings and tantrums, just like its messy, chaotic and moody creators. Art is a reflection of all of this wonderful, beautiful chaos and no two people ever conceptualize a single piece of art in quite the same way, so perfection is ultimately impossible.
Aiming for perfection is aiming for disillusionment, frustration and goals never met. Aiming for perfection is comparing yourself to others and feeling disappointment because you aren't them - you are YOU.
Its time to throw the word "perfection" out of the artistic window and wave it goodbye and have a party right after!
So if perfection didn't exist as a concept, what would/should we aim for?
The very word "satisfaction" is warm and welcoming, like a giant hug and a free cupcake on a cold day.
Satisfaction in your own creations. Your messy, chaotic, beautiful art which bears no comparison to any other, for it is a reflection of yourself who without perfection to be compared to; has no limits. Satisfaction in your own progress and skills and works in progress and coffee rings on your first manuscript placed there in those frenzied chaotic moments of pure joyful creativity.
The pursuit of satisfaction has some rules too....
Rule 1. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE can achieve satisfaction - isn't that a lovely thing!
Rule 2. See rule 1.
Creativity is boundless, so don't allow concepts and notions of perfection hold you back. Satisfaction will never disappoint you, or be disappointed of you. It is not a bad thing to seek satisfaction, nor is satisfaction second place to perfection. Satisfaction is an achievable, realistic, be super proud of yourself and show yourselves off moment that everyone can celebrate together! So, from one very messy, imperfect creative to another, be satisfied, and proud of your imperfect beautiful selves, and how much you have achieved so far in your lifetimes, take some time to appreciate your own achievements, small or large!
Go ahead, show us some of your own works that make you super duper satisfied!! \ o /