On the best of days there is just painting. Just painting through the doubt, the pride, the mistakes, the overstepping, the timidity. There is just the endless wandering toward je ne sais quois.
Many artists talk about all the terrible work you’ll end up doing before getting closer to what you really want to accomplish. But the point is, you have to just keep working… or as Eliot said, wait.
Anne Lamott’s famous take on Shitty First Drafts.
Ira Glass on knowing your own work isn’t good enough, yet.