Making Friends with Failure

This is a bit longer installment than I usually have on Sunday but I think this strip by Stephen McCranie explains so well how silly it is for us to be so hard on ourselves, to expect perfection in every piece we create, and to miss out on the lessons we can learn from our imperfect creations. It is well worth the read. Click on the image here to see the entire strip. Enjoy.

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  1. A great post for a new week. My ceramic professor often tell us to keep our first and early works and especially failed work (work that did not turn out as we had envisioned)and stick it under our bed or up in the attic. Then someday or years later, when we come across the piece, we might appreciate it again or embrace it as proof of our growth and development with the medium. I have to this date, found old work in boxes that lets me revisit, re-invent and appreciate my own pace and growth with ceramic.

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