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.
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.
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.
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.
Learning a new thing is a shortcut to joy and informs your area of mastery.
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.
Make a searching and fearless inventory of your creative curiosity.
Play is your route to mastery.
Pay no attention to the less courageous.
To return to awareness is to notice this new world with baby-eyes, and to appreciate her strangeness.
Vibrancy is only as effective as the mastering of restraint.
I can hide as much as I want in my colours
You need to paint with enough assurance and confidence to know you can do whatever you like.
In the art game we do our own cooking.
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.
Ideas bubble differently when we're forced to inquire about the obvious.
Things we do regularly become buried with habits, and we lose the ability to extract their powers to inspire.
The Painter's Keys is a timeless, universal guide to lifemanship masquerading as a painting blog.
Stretch your goals... In other words, think big and think far off.
As artists, we bear the charge of signalling, guiding, communicating and inspiriting change.
Why can't we all just acknowledge that 'nature' - that is, 'sex' or 'erotic' images, which are really just 'attracters' are everywhere. Of course a flower looks like what it looks like - that's what it is - to a bee.
Artists live in an imperfect world where affairs of the heart must sometimes be compromised with business.
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?
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