Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Day 12 of The Golden Coffee Cup: Mistakes

Today's high five come from wonderfully weird Salvador Dali.

His artwork was about taking risks and seeing things in a new light.

Salvador Dalí. (Spanish, 1904-1989). The Persistence of Memory. 1931. Oil on canvas, 9 1/2 x 13" (24.1 x 33 cm). Given anonymously. © 2008 Salvador Dalí, Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Dali was not afraid to make mistakes. He seemed to invite missteps. He was searching for the surprises that seem to spring out of chaos.

Don't be afaid today to try something new, something different. Stretch in a way you've never tried before. open yourself up to the possiblities, the happy accidents, and the unpredictable providences. Yes, it might be a mess. It might not work. But today let yourself be wild. You might be surprised at the results.

Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them. Salvador Dali

Last, another Golden Coffee Cupper is the talented Mr. Kevan Atteberry. He is the illustrator of the very first Children’s Choice Book Award picture book, Frankie Stein, written by Lola M. Schaefer. His skewed sense of humor is refresing and inspiring. He is certain to create something earth-shatteringly original.

Hey, I know stuff is getting done out there, so SNAP! SNAP! SNAP! Keep going Coffee Cuppers we are almost half-way there.

1 comment:

holly cupala said...

Yay for Kevan! He is such a talent and good person. Thank you, Molly, for keeping us going.