Last weekend I blasted through the series Edge of the Unknown with Jimmy Chin on Disney+, the first episode features climber Alex Honnold, most well-known for free soloing El Capitan back in 2017, documented in the 2018 film, Free Solo.
During his episode on Disney+, it shows him doing free solo climbing prior to El Capitan and one portion had Alex dubbing a voiceover where he says:
The correct way to manage fear is to gradually broaden your comfort zone until your comfort zone includes things that seemed previously impossible
I noted this down because I think it applies to many aspects of life, including art and I tend to sit within my comfort zone when it comes to creating art. I felt this might serve as a reminder to keep broadening my horizons. Stop being afraid of watercolour, of trying different styles.
Get comfortable in the uncomfortable.