It was so cool to meet you last night. Thank you for coming to Wyld Life. I wanted you to know that you made an impact on me. You introduced me to Copic Markers, and now I want my own set.
I loved the passion that exuded from you when you spoke about your art. It was the coolest thing when you described it as “my art.” I love how you own what you create, and you take such care and thought into each piece you put your hand and heart to.
I was especially drawn to a statement that you made about creating:
Sometimes I go back to drawings I did six months ago, and I’m just not happy with it. I just look at it and think about how much better it could be. So, I go back and work on it again. Sometimes I feel like my work will never be where I want it to be.
I wanted you to know that I heard that, deeply. I felt the struggle of your passion. I can also identify with you; often I feel like what I do is never good enough; it could have always been better. For me, it’s things like the campaigner lesson I made, the blog post I wrote, the conversation I had, the talk I gave, the day I had, the parenting opportunity I missed.
Donald Miller, an awesome writer, wrote a book called Scary Close. In his book he says this:
“Grace only sticks to our imperfections. Those who can’t accept their imperfections can’t accept grace either.”