To require perfection is to invite paralysis. The pattern is predictable: as you see error in what you have done, you steer your work to what you imagine you can do perfectly. You cling ever more tightly to what you know you can do-away from risk and exploration, and possibly further from the work of your heart.
Bayles and Orland, Art and Fear 1993
(Image of figures from Chandigarh Rock Garden. This wonderful photo was taken by Nisha of lemonicks.com and you can read more about it here. Nisha tells me that the figures are made from recycled glass bangles and old toilet cisterns! Love it! )