"I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're Doing Something. So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life. Whatever it is you're scared of doing, Do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever."
On New Year’s Eve back in 2011, Neil Gaiman published this nugget of inspiration that should serve as a perfect primer to get you ready to trounce your list of ways to become the greatest artist the world has ever, and will ever see.
So as we roll into 2014, we should all do as Neil advices. We should all make mistakes. We should all try new things. We should push ourselves. We should never fear. We should be unique and amazing and weird and great.
We should be artists.
And we should never give up.
Happy New Year.