I suspect I’ve used this quote before, somewhere in this year of making something every day. That’s because it really resonates:
“Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.”
Today I blended Picasso’s words with my favorite editing mark—the generous, red swoosh of “delete”—to create a new desktop wallpaper for my laptop.
If you’re a writer, editor, or artist who needs encouragement to cut what doesn’t belong, feel free to download and use this image on your own screen. It looks pretty good from where I’m sitting: