Most of the time I post images of my work that I think are overall successful. I think it is important to ask what makes a work successful, and also what makes a work a failure. One of the things I dislike most about American culture is the negative attachment to the word failure. Everyone is trying not to make mistakes, which is like carrying a sieve full of water up a mountain. Mistakes are supposed to happen and they have a purpose; they are the growing pains of learning. I have found that you need to fail in order to succeed. Like many things in life going the “wrong” direction actually brings you to where you want to go.
While success may feel better, you don’t learn as much from it. The fact that I want success and don’t want to fail is something I am trying to reverse. I should want to fail and I should strive to put myself in situations where things are difficult. My life should be a triple scoop of failure and a cherry of success on top. Learning (just like positive and negative spaces) is about learning what to do and what NOT to do. The drawing above, for example, taught me many things about color that I should NOT do. Failure breeds accidents, malfunctions, errors, etc which can be some of the most lucrative idea sources out there.
Good luck people, go fail today!