Perfectionism – Set Your Art Free!


“To create is to move into the unknown – move into the mystery of yourself, to have feeling, to awaken buried perceptions, to be alive and free without worrying about the result. But the mind is conditioned to think it wants a nice painting, a nice tree, beautiful scenery. No! Maybe you want monsters. Maybe you want chaos, maybe you want a mess. Maybe it will feel really good to paint an ugly painting. Maybe that would open your being much more than a masterpiece…”

Michelle Cassou & Stewart Cubley
~Life, Paint and Passion~


Kelly Martin
Kelly Martin

Kelly Martin is the author of ‘When Everyone Shines But You’ , a passionate writer and blogger questioning life’s illusions. After what seemed like a decade of intense anxiety, feelings of failure and grief from the loss of her father she chose to take a mindfulness path and has not looked back since. Kelly encourages people to find the treasures that lie within the pain and suffering and to learn to see themselves as ‘enough’ exactly as they are, right now through her writing and You Tube channel .

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  1. May 11, 2011 / 7:30 pm

    Nice Quote! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  2. May 11, 2011 / 10:15 pm

    Goes along with the saying, sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't. There are days I enjoy writing from the villain's pov and days I can't. I wonder if it coincides with the weather. Hmmm…

  3. May 11, 2011 / 10:46 pm

    Thanks Jennifer I loved this quote when I read it in 'Vein of Gold' by Julia Cameron xxx

    Kathi hehe! yes I often feel like a nut but I am embracing my chewy centre lol! thanks for popping by, I appreciate your comment 🙂

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