From Eddie Smith:
People spill soft drinks. People leave trails of sticky notes. People leave wires exposed. People go home at 8 PM with ring binders splayed across their desk. People dent aluminum unibodies and crack screens.
The human experience, so far, has been one of teasing art out of chaos. Workflows are a means to art. Creating art requires productivity, and productivity leaves a trail of unartistic excrement in its path.
I’ve always made more messes than art. In fact, it wasn’t until recently that I realized the messes were attempts at art. We are so focused on the beauty of our finished products that we ignore or deny the destruction it takes to get there. Don’t avoid the mess. Without it, you’ll never find the art.