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June 2009 Polymer CafeMaureen Carlson's "Story Boxes" article in the June 2009 Polymer Cafe has some very wise words about perfectionism in art:

"There's a strange truth that happens when one is creating art from the soul. If it has authentic energy then the power of the creative voice comes through even if the piece is not technically perfect. However, if there is no voice, then the piece succeeds or fails on its level of perfection."

The article tells how she builds on that concept to create her story boxes, and even includes a questionnaire to help find your own story, energy, and voice. One of my favorite PC articles in recent history!

Do you struggle with trying to reach an elusive level of perfection, getting caught, as Carlson puts it, "in that fearful, spinning cycle of redoing it again and yet again?" How do you overcome it?

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