Think back to the last time you watched a small child pick up a crayon to draw on paper. That tiny hand held the waxy stick, maybe even switched the crayon to the other hand, as the child moved it across the paper. She made her mark. She simply drew, without any preconceived idea of what would appear on the paper. There’s immense joy in the act of putting those colorful marks down, and she certainly had no hesitation or fear of not being good enough. Hand an adult a crayon and a piece of paper, however, and you may see a person afraid to make a mark because it might not be good enough. “What if it doesn’t look like anything? Why did I ever think I wanted to draw, anyway?”

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