Maze 17

Maze 17

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” Scott Adams

When I read this quote it reminded me of a great friend of mine named Dee.  Although still living, we (friends and family) lost her to substance abuse.   Nothing could seem to make her see the love outside of the drugs.

I thought about Dee because she taught me how to accept my artistic mistakes and to keep going.  Before we met I didn’t seem to have the courage to draw past my mistakes.  I was so frozen by trying to perfect each line of any drawing that I would eventually give up.

As with art life is about allowing yourself to make mistakes and knowing which ones to keep and learn from.  Looking at this project I really have to thank Dee and hope that she can overcome her addictions.  I to still have a lot of learning to do as well in learning how to allow the mistakes of my life to be used more as parts of the picture that shouldn’t be erased rather than the end of the drawing so to speak.


~ by Warren Stokes on July 7, 2011.

3 Responses to “Maze 17”

  1. lovely pieces of art. I am impressed. nice writing also. Good luck to you


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