cut yourself some slack…


15/04/2011 by Sarah Ritchie

Bicardi Cut Yourself Some Slack Billboard

The latest billboard for Bicardi reads: “Cut yourself some slack, and some limes“. I may not be a fan of Bicardi, but I AM a fan of sending yourself the right messages, and “cutting yourself some slack” would be right up there.

We can be hard task-masters on ourselves sometimes. Whether that stems from a drive for perfection or a low self-esteem (or both), the internal pressure we apply can sometimes be more fierce than what the world might throw our way.

When I began the Canvassing My Friends project, I knew the first person I would need to please was myself. Once I began to appreciate that none of my paintings would be “perfect”; none would look precisely as I had envisaged; and that “art” was always going to be subjective, I began to relax and enjoy the process.

I encourage you to find a way to wriggle comfortably into your skin. When you do, your work will reflect your ease and you’ll find that you “ship” your projects more often and with more confidence.


One thought on “cut yourself some slack…

  1. Leona Briggs says:

    Good advice!

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