When I was in art school, one of the art majors who was a year older than me (thus making her much wiser than myself) pointed out how people like to talk about previous years were so great. But as an artist, the future is always better.
We learn from the past and the past artworks we’ve done. We grow and improve upon the artwork that we make. As artists, we can never just sit and wish we were in the past. We have the opportunity to keep creating, and to keep making better artwork than we have made before.
This comment was left on my cousin’s blog as he was reminscing about his “golden years” on his blog. Check it out. I added second comment with more thoughts about how looking to the past helps us construct a better future. I know Peter would appreciate any of your comments on his blog post.