I really should have taken a picture of this drawing a few steps back when I reached a point where I thought I was done because I didn't like it. I was just going to crumple the page and forget about it. The red flowers didn't seem to "go" with the orange ones, they seemed more realistic while the others were more whimsical. But rather than giving up, I pushed through and kept going. I filled the page by adding leaves and smaller flowers in between the larger elements to fill-in the gaps and connect everything together. The result was this, a page full of color and a potential new pattern that I can use to create phone cases or other items. Although I wouldn't consider this to be my best work, this drawing took me through a journey of creative expression, disappointment, doubt, determination, and finally, satisfaction. How did I do that? By deciding to fill the page and see what happens. So, next time you find yourself in the disappointment stage of your creative journey, remember to keep going. Fill the page, connect the elements, and watch your work evolve. It might not be what you envisioned at first, but you might pleasantly surprise yourself.
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