Real Artists Ship
There’s an aphorism that’s attributed to Steve Jobs that I’ve often used to spur on my own artistic endeavors:
“Real artists ship.”
Those three simple words convey a whole host of underlying meaning, and personally I find it incredibly helpful to refocus my own efforts toward the end goal: shipping my art for the world to see.
I’ve had several pet projects I’ve been working on, in some cases for multiple years, that I keep tinkering away on with no end in sight. There’s nothing inherently wrong with that – it’s good to have side projects that sharpen your craft or serve as test beds for learning – but at least one of the projects has been eating away at me, calling out for me to ship it.
So over the next little bit, I’ll put in the final touches of work needed to get it to v1.0, and ship it. Stay tuned!