26. It doesn’t have to be perfect.

Hi,
I am not someone who is good at drawing but some one who loves to draw. A few days ago, when I tried to draw something after not drawing for a long time, I realized I could not draw anything that distantly looked like a figure. After a couple of wasted white paper sheets and frustrated efforts, I thought maybe I should give up and never ever attempt to draw because every time I tried to draw something, the result was very disappointing.
Me being me, could not give up and continued to push myself to draw until I felt I was drawing something good. After a while, I realized…the problem was not in the way my drawings were but in my expectation of how they should be. Good or bad, every figure we draw has a story and often expresses more than words do. If nothing, drawing relaxes the mind.
So, today’s lesson for myself was that, ‘I need to stop being obsessively self-critical of myself ‘. Sometimes, the things we create may not reach our standards of perfectionism but sometimes, being genuine is more important than being perfect.
Random drawing …………

Love,

Archana

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