“The most creative people have this childlike facility to play.” John Cleese.
Kids learn at an amazing rate, mostly through playing and experimentation, because they’re not afraid of what anyone else thinks. If they screw up, no biggie. Tomorrow’s another day with a whole world of new things to learn and try.
It’s only when we become self aware and start wanting to “fit in” that we stop taking risks and consequently stop opening ourselves up to the opportunity to learn at such a high speed.
As artists we should never be afraid to take time to play.