Having a favorite color is like having a favorite lung.
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.
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.
Play is your route to mastery.
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.
Having a favourite colour is like having a favourite lung.
Tear-stained flops are necessary. They're the gift you give yourself when you're willing to fly.
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.
Pay no attention to the less courageous.
Stretch your goals... In other words, think big and think far off.
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.
Learn from the greats, and expose yourself to better work.
Make a searching and fearless inventory of your creative curiosity.
Learning a new thing is a shortcut to joy and informs your area of mastery.
To return to awareness is to notice this new world with baby-eyes, and to appreciate her strangeness.
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.
These days, if you happen to be a poet you have to sing your words to get your ideas out.
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?
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.
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.
Painters tend to ignore the challenges and thrills that sculptors enjoy daily - volume... like the perfect, imperfect voluminous oval of the egg.
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.
Follow AzQuotes on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Every day we present the best quotes! Improve yourself, find your inspiration, share with friends