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In Defense of Making a Mess

If you need permission, here it is.

I made a big mess of my desk this weekend playing with pastels. Pastels are wonderful because they’re so damn forgiving while being incredibly imprecise. If you make a mistake, just go over it with a different color, or smudge it into something else. I think, against all reason, this is what a pathological perfectionist like me needs from a medium. Bob Ross would say that art is about happy little accidents, and if you draw or paint or happen to be the kind of traumatized that makes you watch a lot of Bob Ross to calm the…

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Gentle Zacharias

Gentle Zacharias

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I write queer love stories, rants about mental health, and over-analysis of games and pop culture. Join my cult (drown in my nonsense) at www.gentlecult.com