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.
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.
Play is your route to mastery.
Read in order to write, but paint in order to paint.
Scientists tracking mirror neurons noticed that a monkey will get excited not just when holding a banana, but also when seeing someone else holding a banana.
Art is sometimes likened to a mirror... an expression of universal human truth, executed with a degree of skill.
Learn from the greats, and expose yourself to better work.
You are responsible for understanding your limitations.
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.
New surroundings have a way of returning attention to areas that may have become rote.
I'll put into words my experience as it is unfolding now in my life... in such a way that I might find comfort in knowing that someone else has the same thoughts and experiences.
Once you sophisticate the in-betweens, your blacks and whites can take their solos and shine.
Value choices are intuitive... It's fun to see how much you can get without leaning on contrast.
Does an artist truly need to understand her times in order to create? I'm not sure. We're all sitting in a context. It's a market.
Going beyond one's backyard grants one perspective.
Be artistic, choose taste, set an example.
Artists and their subjects are the star-crossed lovers of the world. They recognize each other on impact.
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.
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