I am starting school again after 15 years away. One of the classes I am taking is a drawing class. I have been painting and drawing for years but I feel rusty and it is always, always important to keep your ‘chops’ up – to feel at ease in the fundamentals. That being said, I know I will make tons of bad drawings and mistakes in the next few months. I came across a great quote by Neil Gaiman regarding mistakes today. This can be applied to art and to life.

“Be proud of your mistakes. Well, proud may not be exactly the right word, but respect them, treasure them, be kind to them, learn from them. And, more than that, and more important than that, make them. Make mistakes. Make great mistakes, make wonderful mistakes, make glorious mistakes. Better to make a hundred mistakes than to stare at a blank piece of paper too scared to do anything wrong..”

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