Art is about having a vision, expressing your stylistic mind, and being flexible with your grandiose designs. A concept can be amazing, but sometimes in practicality the idea does not pan out. Creativity is about being fluid, not getting too caught up in the one direction that you thought would drive your boat, steer your car, build your model empire.
I want to be successful, I want to make things so delicious that it is magazine worthy, that gives a lasting impression on your taste buds and also on your imagination. I had an idea, I thought about it a lot and hard and in many ways. I try not to get married to an idea without the proper courtship, but when an idea is born you get attached. The concept was solid, the individual components were stellar, but together the harmony was wrong.
I have great taste, but if the final play does not match the concept, it is time to tweak. Not start over, or consider the idea a failure, you have to be flexible and confident enough to come up with a new strategy.
Do not consider yourself a failure because it didn’t work out the first, second, or hundredth time. I want to be perfect the first time so bad, that I have to remind myself that art is an evolution, and being successful takes a lot of patience. Creativity is knowing when something is wrong, and coming up with new ideas to lead your project in a different direction. You might surprise yourself with the new, unintended outcome.
Art is growth, simplicity is complicated, and rules are fluid.
Today was a learning and humbling day, but through this process you gather strength in your artistic eye and salivating mind.