Having a favorite color is like having a favorite lung.
Having a favourite colour is like having a favourite lung.
Half of the pleasure of painting and feeling the joy of the creative act is sharing it with others and the feeling of connection. It could just be the colour. But it is something that someone other than you has seen and felt. It is momentous. It is magic.
There's a saying that goes, 'The universe gives you a whisper, then a nudge, then a push and then an anvil on your head.
To return to awareness is to notice this new world with baby-eyes, and to appreciate her strangeness.
Study the processes and methods of those who are better at it than you... there's someone who knows something you don't, who has honed a skill more than you have. Rival your rival.
If an artist comes intuitively from the point of design, notan - lightness/darkness - is natural.
Make a searching and fearless inventory of your creative curiosity.
Art is a perfectly complete cause.
Pay no attention to the less courageous.
In modern times we are often encouraged to protect our ego-force and individuality by securing a private world in which to develop our unique artistic voice. Many artists find themselves solo-paddling along a private and unchallenging river... Could rivalry be a productive system?
Vibrancy is only as effective as the mastering of restraint.
Artists live in an imperfect world where affairs of the heart must sometimes be compromised with business.
As a community of artists, we might just keep safe each other's love affair.
Remember the importance of phrases... a piece of something, an entry, a moment, a mark. This adjusts the pressure of the giant task of creating the perfect masterwork.
Tear-stained flops are necessary. They're the gift you give yourself when you're willing to fly.
Could rivalry be a productive system?
Rules are, like an ashtray-in-progress, meant to be thrown, poked and reshaped to suit yourself.
You are solely responsible for doing the work required to become better.
New surroundings have a way of returning attention to areas that may have become rote.
Some artists approach their 'why?' intuitively, and work toward giving it a voice through their technical skill. Others begin as technicians, and develop, or discover, their 'why?' as they become stronger communicators.
Why all these years have I been agreeably turning down the stereo every time the phone rings?
A millionaire is a person who is free, who does what she loves, who has unlimited materials, her choice of tools, abundance, inspiration, freedom and an inflated sense of entitlement to have, create and get more.
These days, if you happen to be a poet you have to sing your words to get your ideas out.
The 'wandering studio' gathers and stores experiences, takes chances with the unfamiliar and requires a measure of self-trust. Mistakes are part of the change of scene.
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