It has the power to heal, to transform, to add usefulness and function.
Too much is usually too much. Ideas often improve with time. Letting a design simmer before adding layers of complexity helps make it more authentic.
Don’t be paralyzed by the thought of imperfection. The Japanese aesthetic, wabi-sabi, is about embracing imperfection and simplicity.
Do the thing! Chores and projects can be empowering and an opportunity to learn.
Thrifty is not a four-letter word. Using what you have is a way of honoring the world and acknowledging that there are others in it. There is fun to be had in upcycling, re-purposing, and re-using items.
Trends are too… trendy.
Thinking independently can be learned.
Use things in unexpected ways. Turn them upside down. Surprise your eye.
Being an artist isn’t what you do, it is how you look at the world.
Limitations – be they money, time, materials, or other – enhance creativity.
Be useful and helpful to others.
Don’t catastrophize your design choices. It’s design, not world peace.
Embrace “happy accidents” in art, design, and life.
Nature is a constant inspiration
Simplicity is a good starting point.
It's all about perspective.
Perfect is the enemy of good.