Since my last few posts have dealt with artist angst and what to do when stuff ain’t working, I’ll post one more in this vein. It’s a quote. Well, only sort of a quote. I don’t remember who said it, or exactly what the wording is, or where I read this. Now that I’ve sold you on how great this quote is, here it is:
The difference between a good artist and a great artist is the size of their wastebaskets.
Which I take to mean that the great artist is more critical of her work and throws more of it away…although I suppose it could be argued that this really means the great artist is so good that he doesn’t have to discard much.
BTW, I don’t think I’m brave enough to post images of any of my rejects here. Sorry, not interested in sharing failure with the world. Rejects are in a ‘destined to burn’ pile in the basement. One small consolation: the work in my reject pile is getting better…not that I’ll pop the champagne cork on that, thank you anyway.Tags: growth