I recently discovered the site (Seanwes) of Sean McCabe who is a Hand Lettering Artist, Type Designer, Illustrator and Musician.
I like what she says in her post entitled Beyond the First Idea:
"As designers, it’s our job to pursue a unique direction that effectively enables the project to stand apart. The quickest way to get to this point is to hurry up and have that first idea. Once you’ve got it, throw it out. Completely toss your first idea. If you can do this, you’re one step closer to making something distinctive and notable."
I believe her suggestion could also be applied to mixed-media art projects. What do you do with your first ideas for art projects?
Read the rest of Sean's post andcCheck out the other interesting articles on her site.