of the most ferocious forces that weaken
and distort artistic expression is the
fear of making a mistake.
No one enjoys making a mistake, and
some mistakes lead to real jeopardy.
But in the arts, more often the fear
is one of seeming inept, unprepared,
an amateur, a fool. This harm to our
psyche is no less real and damaging
than a bodily injury. As a
consequence, uncertain of our actual
level of competence, we stay far away
from exercising the full range of our
capability, and potential."
DRAWING CLOSER TO NATURE