Failing the Test


“Testing leads to failure and failure leads to understanding.” Burt Rutan, aircraft designer

I spent two hours today working on a painting only to sand everything once it dried. I was testing my ability to find patterns and pull them together like a puzzle, but for my eye there were too many pieces, too many angles.

Normally, this would have been a real bummer. I hate starting over and begin to wonder why I can’t get it right the first time. But I was actually happy about it this time because I had figured something out —in this case, what wouldn’t work.

That’s just as important as knowing what will.


Author: patricia906

I am a mixed media artist using surface design and texture to explore the patterns and associations in our world.

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