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.
You are responsible for radicalizing your strengths.
Ideas bubble differently when we're forced to inquire about the obvious.
Every task is given equal importance - that way I can pick and choose my tasks based on the ebb and flow of my creative metabolism.
In the art game we do our own cooking.
Making strides in areas unencumbered by hard-won expectation feels effervescent. By switching into child-mode, shuffling the cortex, we remember our innocence, when we knew less. These are the essentials of continued aesthetic discovery.
Joy is my energy and energy is my powerhouse.
You are responsible for understanding your limitations.
Learn from the greats, and expose yourself to better work.
The strategy of keeping the studio close, like an outbuilding five paces from the house, or in the loft next door, or with the studio on one end and the bed on the other - makes art always available.
Artists and their subjects are the star-crossed lovers of the world. They recognize each other on impact.
Art begins when an observer's sensibilities engage with the understatements of a calculating craftsman.
Play is your route to mastery.
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.
Why all these years have I been agreeably turning down the stereo every time the phone rings?
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.
Tear-stained flops are necessary. They're the gift you give yourself when you're willing to fly.
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.
Rules are, like an ashtray-in-progress, meant to be thrown, poked and reshaped to suit yourself.
Painters tend to ignore the challenges and thrills that sculptors enjoy daily - volume... like the perfect, imperfect voluminous oval of the egg.
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