Creativity – Color Outside the Lines

There is little character in perfection.

A child understands inherently the joys of coloring outside the lines. Children live without judgement or limitations. Only as we grow older does our inner child begin to be bombarded with messages that corrupt our objectivity: “Don’t do that.” “That’s the wrong color.” “Stay inside the lines.” The need to conform overtakes the desire to create. Pablo Picasso lamented the loss of his inner child and actively sought to tap into it and regain the innocence and honesty of aesthetics uncontaminated by ego. We should not be afraid to try, or fail. We should not allow our expression to be dictated to by the parameters of others. We should not be obsessed with perfection. There is little character in perfection.

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