I love this video on Ira Glass’s Taste Gap so much. If you’re doing creative work, and you KNOW it sucks, watch it. Ira Glass explains that you know your work sucks because you have good taste! The only way out of it is through it. “The most important possible thing you can do is do a lot of work — do a huge volume of work.” That means lots of work that, by all definitions, will absolutely suck.
So important to remind myself because I look at what I do, and it’s very far from where I want to be or what I imagined. Another great resource along this vein is Mighty Ugly. Incidentally, if you’re looking for an excuse to make and create – come along to Boom Community Art Club. Wednesday nights!
I thought Ira Glass’s video was lost forever. I had it bookmarked on YouTube, and when I looked it up, the original video was GONE. I was gutted, but thankfully it’s available as this beautiful video here!