How do you know when something’s good?
The bad news: you don’t.
The good news: you don’t have to know.
I was asked this question recently and it got me thinking… do you EVER really know?!
I mean, I’ve talked to published New York Times best-selling authors who still feel like they’re “faking it.”
I’ve listened to well established artists who still describe that feeling of total panic as they sit in front of the blank page.
I’m coming to the realization that there’s no there there.
It’s so trite but true: it’s not the destination, it’s the journey. For reals.
What would happen if, instead of looking at your last painting/print/picture and asking, “Is this any good?” You asked yourself, “Did making that feel good?”
Because guess what? You absolutely know when something feels good.
If it felt good to make that thing, make another one.