I have perfected leaving projects unfinished, this post has been sat in my drafts box for a good few months….well 6 or 7 actually.
It may be a family trait as my dad is yet to finish the windows in my old room although it’s just those fiddly bits at the end…..no excuse I know.
“Our films are never truly finished. We just get to stop at our deadline.” – Brad Bird
There are a few uni projects that were finished for a deadline and which I truly believed had a solid conclusion and had ended; but now I don’t think this is the case. As they say there is always room from improvement and growth… growth, I have grown mentally and age wise since I received the hand-in receipts for those assignments; my views and opinions have changed due to experiences… many experiences.
Sometimes I find myself so determined to finish something that I think it needs to be done in a certain time frame, then I go over the top and the whole phrase ‘less is more’ pops in to my head… I should have just left it. Yes I should of and come back to it, nothing ever gets done in one go, like the 100 sit ups I did at lunch time (my stomach still hasn’t forgiven me for those 2 sets of 50)
“I don’t like finished things, because finished is over, dead.” – Norbert Bisky
Do I not want to know what the end piece/product will look like, is that why i don’t finish… ?….maybe, or it could be the creative energy has faded away or it’s just not working so I give up, leave and if I want to go back to it later.
“If you never feel like what you create is truly perfect… that’s fine, it keeps you wanting to create.” – Steven Speilberg (November Time Of The Month)
Nothing is ever finished…like life, because nothing is ever perfect and there is something perfectly beautiful about that.