You don’t know until you do

Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.

~ C.S. Lewis

Have you ever read the instructions, watched the videos, and still had to fumble your way through a project? Happens to me all the time. No matter how much research I’ve done before tackling a project, the first time always has a learning curve. The next time goes that much more smoothly and continues to get better with practice.

  • This week’s artist is – Greg ‘CRAOLA’ Simkins– whose work was recently shared with me. There just continues to be more to look at the longer I check them out. To see even more, check out his website and instagram!

As the headline above says – you don’t know until you do. This is doubly true. We don’t know how to do something until we’ve actually done it. Also, of course, we don’t know something until we know it. We learn by doing, perhaps only by doing. Without experience behind us, we only have theory and ideas.

All of that to say that it’s easy to get caught up in researching the making of art. Instead, we need to be practicing. Doodle in the sketchbook, testing out new ideas and techniques. Play with those art supplies! As always, no matter where you are on your creative learning journey – the world needs your art!

Matthew & the Art Supply House crew