"All art requires courage."
~ Anne Tucker ~
Every so often when creating art, we need to step back. A bit of distance gives us insight and helps us understand the big picture. Looking at the broad view, we can plan our next step.
If we insist on the details and work fervently up close, we have lost something- the opportunity to to proceed with the big picture in mind, the pleasure of the developing process, and the acknowledgement of the piece of our creation that emerges by grace.
I accept the stages of creation and step back every so often to have a look.