Before the lovely comes the mess.
While I take photos for my profession, I love to play at various forms of art. And here is the thing I have found to be uniform across almost all mediums.
The process is messy.
Block printing-messy, wood carving-messy, chalk art, writing, watercolors-messy, messy, messy.
Before the reveal of a finished piece comes the mess. Be it in paint on a palette, edits on a page, layers of Photoshop, muddy hands of a potter or any other medium, there is some kind of mess on the journey to making something beautiful. Always.
If you feel messy right now, remember, it could be because you are being made into something splendid.