Sunday, October 26, 2008
Keep Moving Forward
My family watched Meet the Robinsons this weekend. It's both a fun book and movie. My sons love the inventions (and all carry around notebooks with inventions in them.) And as adults who sometimes face frustrations, my husband and I love the "Keep Moving Forward" theme.
Are you discouraged by your progress right now? Was your last piece a disaster? Does a certain thing you are trying to achieve seem out of reach?
The Robinson answer is "Keep Moving Forward."
In one scene, they celebrate a failure (a repair that does not fix the problem). They all say things like, "that is a wonderful failure, one of the best I've ever seen." The main character asks why the reaction is so happy and positive, as he hasn't solved the problem. The answer comes..."With a failure you learn something. A success, not so much."
I'm going to take that to heart...I've got an idea in my head for the above image...this CP sketch didn't come out how I wanted...the subsequent ink drawing was even worse. I could let that discourage me, but instead, I am just going to keep moving forward - I'll keep thinking about it and come up with some new ideas to try.
So if you are in a tough spot...go learn something.
P.S. If you read this in a reader, please go check it out on the blog. My friend Belinda has designed a great new header for me. She's very talented! Thanks again Belinda!
Posted by Rose Welty