03/20/18: Working smart, not hard?

“The quest for perfection can be exhilarating. Exhausting, but exhilarating.”

Barbara Moore

8P Steam

((The Steampunk Tarot, Moore and Fell))

Because you know a job worth doing is worth doing well, you apply your energy to perfecting the process, and thereby the results; working smart rather than hard is always a good idea but be sure to ask yourself,

“Where is the humanity?”

I am not saying we shouldn’t try to do our best – we certainly should – I am saying we must not allow a quest for perfection to remove our humanity from our creations. It is your art, make it your way – do not feel compelled to make smooth all the edges or dull the colors for mass appeal or comfort. A little discomfort is good for us – makes us think and feel in new ways.

Spring has arrived and while you are very busy creating, remember to include your heart and your passion in your work – no matter how messy it feels.

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((All images courtesy Google Images and Facebook.))

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