My son has been working on his Pokemon wall for months. He’s spent hours sketching, drawing, cutting out and taping each character on his wall. Some of them are his own creations. Others are from the series. However, each one has a name and a personality and a power.
It’s amazing to look at (as an admittedly biased dad), but only because he stuck with it for hours. There’s a cost to any project worth doing. Mistakes were made. Papers were torn. Tears fell. He asked me, at one point, when it would get easy, “When do I get the thing in my head to match the thing with my hands?” The answer is never and that’s okay. At some point an artist, author, chef, actor all realize that the outward work is better than the perfection in the mind.
So, it has me thinking about the factors that made this project work: