What does that even mean?
According to The Phrase Finder, it means that it’s better to hold onto something you have rather than take the risk of getting something better which may come to nothing.
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”—Anais Nin
I’ve been living with the bird in the hand for a while now. Safe. In my comfort zone.
Only in the past few months have I begun to take creative risks. And by risks, I mean step out from my personal comfort zone.
I started this blog, have shared my work, have tried new art techniques, have stumbled and shared anyway. Putting my work out there, to me, is a huge risk.
What if others hate it? What if someone says something horrible? Doubts and fears.
And further, where is any of this going? This creating and making and sharing.
I still don’t know the answers but I’ve found a little joy every day while I create art, or write, or capture subjects with my camera. And maybe that’s enough of an answer for now.
Do something creative every day. Let the bird in your hand fly.