Ditch perfectionism in favor of fun!
I adore this quote from artist Andy Warhol, because the underlying message is all about letting go, experimenting, playing, and enjoying the experience. And that is a wonderful life lesson for us all!
Whether you're painting a picture of a field of irises, writing a story about your childhood dreams of becoming an astronaut, decorating your living room fireplace mantle, composing a song about your true love, or putting together an edgy cool new outfit,...your creative time is your time to enjoy expressing what makes you happy.
There is no such thing as perfection. It is nothing but a monstrous unattainable myth we can all gain great joy in freeing ourselves from. No matter what any of us do, some people will like it and some won't, so you can see that it really makes no sense at all to waste your days worrying about the opinions of others, right?
Self expression is, of course, all about playing around with ideas to express what YOU want to express.
When you let go of trying to be perfect and worrying about what others think, and instead embrace creative play and experimentation, stay true to your own thoughts and opinions, and dive in and fully enjoy the present moment, life is oh so much sweeter!
What are some ways that you enjoy creatively expressing yourself? Tell me in the comments. I'd love to hear.