“Comparison is the thief of joy!”
Behzadi’s quote speaks to the negative impact of comparing your work to the work of others – comparison sucks all the joy out of the creative process.
But it also speaks to another phenomenon – I also compare myself with myself.
I hesitated to share these latest composites because they seemed so similar to other pieces. Where was the growth? The exploration? The pushing to the edge?
And then I remembered this quote. Which brought me back to the whole question of why I do this in the first place – because it brings me joy.
So, here I am, taking back the joy and letting each piece stand on its own – no comparison, no judgment.
Florin Gorgan Colorful Grunge #9
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Anna J Lenabem Texture #21 and Background Night
Inspired by Photoshop Artistry, an online Photoshop course by Sebastian Michaels