I’m doing The Documented Life Project in a small three-ring binder with loose 8×5 inch pages that I add to as I go. I’ve been playing with small art journal pages that I can complete in just a day or two, trying to get in more regular practice. It’s been a good opportunity to experiment with some different styles and different media, without the pressure to produce a “presentable” finished product.
While working on a collage project a week or so ago, I found some quotes that I liked in O Magazine, including this one by Cynthia Heimel:
When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap.
That quote inspired me to draw today’s jester. It’s a particularly appropriate quote for me because, while in theory I agree with the advice, I’m terrified of following it. It’s that fear of vulnerability and fear of looking foolish that I talked about in my Freedom From Fear post. So I wrote the quote on the page in hopes of inspiring myself to step into that gigantic fear and take an occasional leap.