43 – DETAILS, DETAILS
“The most powerful patterns are created within the tiniest details. Pay attention.”
I laughed at this one because I spent 1.5 hours today drawing something where the details didn’t work out. My chronic tendinitis has flared up with drawing this week, so I bought a Tensor band to help. I haven’t had to wear one for about five years, so it was discouraging.
I guess I’m going to have to spread the detail work out over several days and nurse my arm along. I am doing a weekly drawing so that should work. I want to draw again as I love it, but my body continually rears up with chronic pain.
So I should pay attention to that, yet realize that within tiny details done over days I can create a piece of art. On with the Tensor cuff, and make small but meaningful gestures with pencils and brushes. Best to catch it at the beginning before I hurt myself and can’t do anything for months.
The reverse of this card mentions that perfectionism will not lead me to where I desire. It is so much my perfectionism that turns a 30-minute happy sketch, into a protracted exercise in pain after several hours. Accept things as they are and leave the perfectionism behind.
If ever a message was meant for me this is it. Steer away from perfectionism!! I’m creating a pattern this year for creating art, period.