A New Year’s Thought…

Iced weeds

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.  Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.  So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.  Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.  Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”

– Neil Gaiman

6 thoughts on “A New Year’s Thought…

  1. I really do love this point of view–and I’m pretty good at it! I make mistakes in most everything I do but sometimes fear stops me from trying something–no mistakes that way! I’ll keep trying to get better at taking the plunge and making the mistakes. And I love your photo!!

    • Well it would seem that you and your DH like trying new things and techniques, so the quote is perfect for you! Particularly with weaving, mistakes are so easily made in calculations and threading and even in the weaving. ;-D At least this is true for me. Looking forward to finally getting back into weaving this year, but much of the house and the weaving area are being painted this week!!!

  2. What an awesome quote!! It’s so true, that sometimes the fear of mistakes freezes us and keeps us from exploring a new direction in art/craft. Thanks for the reminder to try anyway 🙂

    • I also think people get stuck in making the same thing, particularly quilters. The thought being, it worked and looks good so I’ll make another of the same pattern. I am probably too much the other way; trying too many different things, but it does make life interesting! Love your snow shot…

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