Erasing creative restraints

I’m a perfectionist. A hard-core, get-it-done-right kind of person. But sometimes creative solutions aren’t about perfection.

Imperfection is beauty.

When you’re creating, whether you’re writing or painting, remember that you can’t mess up art. You don’t like it: erase, hit undo, splash some more paint on the canvas.

Well, it’s not art. It’s an essay. Wrong. All projects are art. Even chemistry is artistry. You just have to look at it with a designer’s eye.

But I know creative thinking can seem daunting when your brain feels like mush. Especially when you have a deadline looming over you like a storm cloud.

You’ve been there:

Stuck in a rut.

Barricaded by creative road blocks.

The ideas have long since retreated to the furthest corners of your mind. You’re stumped, just staring at the blankness waiting for your bewilderment to subside. Don’t fret. It happens to the best of us.

I can’t make the standstill disappear like a magician’s bunny, but I found some helpful tips.