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Creativity Does Not Require Perfection

Children love to just draw. They are experimenting with colours and their understanding of the world. In a sense, their imperfections are perfection. Somewhere along the way, adults lose this sense of adventure and mystery.


About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and taught for 15 years in a wonderful hybrid school. My dissertation topic and research were how certain teachers experience becoming who teachers. In teaching and leanring, I am a boundary-crosser who understands moving ahead is a leap of faith. Teaching is a calling and vocation to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what calls me next. I am an educator, phenomenologist, scholar, boundary-crosser, published poet, author, parent, grandparent, and spouse.

4 responses »

  1. I agree Ivon….in my art I attempt to paint with spontaneity, and even if I start out with an idea, the painting itself seems to dictate where it goes.

  2. I was just about to comment about the connection between the creation of a life and the creation of a piece of art when I saw you’d already drawn the same comparison, Ivon! It is indeed true, and I’ve taken far too long to realize that I don’t have to be perfect in order to be effective and generate something beautiful in this world. Got it now!


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