Making art is not risky.
Any true artist will immediately object to this. Why? because making art feels so risky. After all, you are putting heart and soul on the line.
When you are serious about your art, every perceived little success must be preserved, every perceived failure is a testament to your abject lack of talent, and every hesitant, anxious new stroke of paint betrays your meager ability and exposes you to ridicule.
Put a stop to this. When making art forget you are making art. Tell yourself you are working with a few dollars worth of disposable materials, trying to make something you and maybe some others will like to look at, something nice to pass the time.
It probably won’t work, but it’s worth a try.
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