FREE Printable by “Stay at home Artist!”

Being creative is not always rainbows and lollipops.

Sometimes you spend hours painting a project…
…only to realize the color just doesn’t work.

Or you painstakingly toil over a new recipe…
…only to discover the texture of your dish is eerily similar to kindergarten paste.

Or you spend days working on a brilliant idea for a blog post…
…only to find another blogger just posted a similar project (and it might be “better” than yours).

At times like these (and, yes, I have had times just like these), I find it helpful to keep this simple phrase in mind:

original quote sourceIt’s easy to get caught up in unrealistic comparisons or feelings of failure and, as a result, forget about the pleasure of creating.  Projects, blogs, and the people behind them don’t have to be perfect to be worthwhile.  Creativity is a gift meant to bring us beauty, growth, and joy.

To help myself remember this, I made a little printable and put in it a frame…

I hung it above my sewing machine…
…so I can gaze upon it as I rip out stitches for the umpteenth time. :)

This printable is available for FREE!  You can download it HERE.
The file is watermark-free and fits in 8×10 or document sized frames when printed at the original size.Display it in your crafty space and enjoy working on your latest creative project–whether it turns out perfectly or not. 

Fine more amazing inspiration by Kasey over on “Stay at home Artist!”



  1. 1

    I love President Uctdorf. His talk about Forget Me Not is incredible. What a great printout. Thank you!!!!

    bamboo longboard

  2. 2
    Krysten says:

    Love the print out!!
    The link to Stay at Home Mama doesn’t work… Can you provide the correct one??

  3. 4

    What a great reminder. So many projects of mine are undone because I can’t seem to get over the fear of perfection. I love this quote by Pres. Uchtdorff. I’m going to print it out and use it as a reminder to act. Thanks for so graciously sharing this. Pinning it to my board!

  4. 5

    Love this. Did you know that when the Amish Quilt or create sewn objects, they deliberately do not make it perfect? They believe that perfection is not for humans. Whatever your religious beliefs, it is so good to remember that perfection isn’t the goal in our creations – creating happiness and beauty IS!

  5. 6
    ShelbyA says:

    I love this so much! Thanks for sharing!

  6. 7

    LOVE this-thanks for sharing!

  7. 8

    This is a great quote/print out. Don’t we all need to hear this often? Thanks.

  8. 9

    I just found your blog and I l-o-v-e it!

    What a great post and beautiful printable of Elder Uchtdorf’s quote. I’ve already printed it once and think I’ll do it again so I can put it up in more than one place in my home. Thanks to you and Kacey!!

    I look forward to seeing more…

  9. 10

    thank you!

  10. 11

    Thank you! I need to remember this so I’m printing it for my little craft nook.

  11. 12
    Tracy Miller says:

    I love this print and want a copy but staples won’t let me print one without permission request from you. Is that possible? Thank you! Tracy

  12. 13

    I’m ǥonna be warү of brussels. I’ll be grateful if yoou should keep on this аt a later date.

  13. 14

    Hello! I’ve been following your weblog for a while now and
    finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Austin Tx!
    Just wanted to tell you keep up the great job!

  14. 15

    Thank You for the tastey treats ideas!


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