Not good enough, is not good enough any more.

nearly perfect 800Flow Magazine.

No sooner did I throw all these gorgeously coloured balls into the air, that I promptly dropped them and ran for cover. I quickly realised my inner critique was running the show and holding me back from sharing…anything.

My inner sound track would go something like this, ‘well, that needs more work’, or, ‘that’s a bit ordinary, not really good enough to put out there’. Sound familiar?

I don’t believe Everything you create should get shared without some editing or a little discernment. I started this blog as a way of getting consistent with my art practice, as another way to explore aspects of self expression. In the last few weeks, I have come to understand that the journey you undertake when you create, is worth sharing.

And here is a lovely moment of serendipity. The new Flow Magazine came out this week and the back cover just kind of wrapped up my recent experience and helped me get a little perspective.

‘Nearly perfect is just as good’.

Using one of the prompts for ‘Get Messy’, I am expressing emotion as colour.

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and on a lighter note, playing with monochrome again and things that make me happy!

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So here’s to not even close to perfect, but celebrating the journey!



6 thoughts on “Not good enough, is not good enough any more.

  1. Doreen says:

    I think they are BETTER than “good enough”!! I especially love that last page w/ the “music”, “cat” and “heart” aka love – 3 of my favorite things!
    Glad you shared!


  2. giselechastain says:

    Lovely pages!! Glad you realized that your journey is worth sharing…I think it’s important to allow others to see the progress and growth. Perfection doesn’t happen or make people feel connected. Your work is beautiful!


  3. gillywelch21 says:

    Who decides perfection any way??? Your pages look amazing to me & we’re all on a journey – I know personally if I hadn’t signed up to GM Thursdays a year ago I certainly wouldn’t have more than 52 journal pages now completed!


    • Romana says:

      So true, thanks Gilly. Learning to share is a great challenge and I am really enjoying the sense of community around this Get Messy journey! 52 journals is amazing, what an achievement!


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