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January 27, 2010

happy birthday chloe wicklund!

by sven at 7:00 am

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Dear Chloe,

Here is something true that artists know… It’s difficult to be creative when your art supplies are too precious.

If you only have one piece of paper, then you want to make the most perfect painting ever. Perfect is scary… So you never even start.

But if you have 1000 pieces of paper — then getting started, playing around, and making mistakes isn’t so scary.

Make a mess. That’s how artists who are really good got that way: by having fun making hundreds of mistakes.

I remember you said you were interested in being an architect. So I’m giving you an abundance of graph paper, scissors, and tape to play with.

It’s totally OK if you never actually become an architect. I just want you to get to explore and have fun. Happy birthday!

posted by sven | January 27, 2010 7:00 AM | categories: miscellany