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Mistakes are Gifts in Disguise

 

How to Move Past a Mistake 🔥

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Make Art Mistakes Sketch Journal

 

A Mistake is Just a Mistake!

Happy August!

 

It’s another month already – I hope you’ve enjoying your creative life. Sometimes there’s an bump in the road: mistakes! You don’t have to feel like you’re completely derailed whenever you make a mistake.

 

You are Not Your Mistakes

 

Making mistakes – spilling ink on a page, wonky drawings, creative projects gone awry – is part of the creative process and can’t be avoided as we improve our work. So, why do we take them so personally?

 

Mistakes are simply mistakes and all humans make them, especially when we’re learning something new. But, so often we look at a mistake, think "I can’t do this," and stop trying and learning. That thinking gives over all your agency and personal power to the idea that success is due to something outside your control, like luck or genetics.

 

The real truth is that getting better at something is effort and practice over time; it’s a process of actually spending the time to learn, not some one-time burst of perfection. It’s something YOU control and can make progress toward. It means that making a mistake isn’t proof that you can’t do this, it’s just another learning step closer to your goal.

 

The next time you make a mistake, look it in the eye and say thanks for pointing me in the right direction. Then, keep creating!

 

Good Stuff in the Group

It’s here! Our own Karen Burchill (aka @CreativeKady) has five of her fabulous sentiment packs up for grabs. Head over to this video and comment your favorite pack to enter. Winners will be drawn randomly from eligible comments and Karen will send you your prize – Nice!

Other good things in the group are resources, videos and weekly posts and inspiration, check out the Learning Section of the group and the weekly posts at the top of the feed: Technique Tuesday, Inspiration Spotlight on Wednesday and Throw Back Thursday.

Embrace Your Mistakes!

Monette

PS Enter to win a Sentiment Pack and give this creativity expanding journal try!

 

 

 

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