Grad school is keeping me on my toes, even more than I anticipated. Thankfully, this weekend I made some time to get my creativity flowing. One of my favorite things about art as a hobby, especially art media where my taste outpaces my skill (spoiler: that includes all art media), is the capacity for messing up. A natural perfectionist, the potential that I'll mess up a painting or drawing often intimidates me, but pushing through it and trying anyway is a grit-building exercise for me. Risk for the sake of beauty, even imperfect beauty, is worth it.