PermissionToSuck.com™ (PTS) is a blogazine about imagination and its creative applications. It exists as inspiration for passionate creative professionals across all disciplines of the communication arts, fine arts, and music. The PTS goal is to help illuminate the invariant spirit rooted in all creative passions.
“Permission to Suck” was inspired in large part by 30+ years of musings about my photography work and where to take it next, the substantial effort it takes to keep fresh and motivated, and the hundreds of creative folks I’ve met and worked with throughout my career as a commercial photographer and advertising professional.
Without exception, across all creative fields – whether it be advertising, photography, music, writing or fine art – there is a common hunger by professionals to define their muse. We all need to arm ourselves for the creative challenge and I hope to reveal some insights through interviews and examples of work by fellow professionals.
The blog title was birthed through countless discussions with Will McFarlane, a talented guitarist and close friend. I’m not sure who said it first but at some point “we just need Permission to Suck” was uttered and it stuck.
I started the original blog in 2006 along with an essay called “Permission to Suck” that can be found in the “Articles>Creativity” section or on several other internet sites. Since then I’ve seen the phrase pop up numerous times when the topic is creativity and it still makes me smile.
I hope you enjoy the content on the site. We are adding original content regularly and continue to edit web content for easier access.
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Permission to Suck