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.
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.
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.
Art begins when an observer's sensibilities engage with the understatements of a calculating craftsman.
You are responsible for radicalizing your strengths.
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.
Be artistic, choose taste, set an example.
Going beyond one's backyard grants one perspective.
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.
Value choices are intuitive... It's fun to see how much you can get without leaning on contrast.
Once you sophisticate the in-betweens, your blacks and whites can take their solos and shine.
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.
Stretch your goals... In other words, think big and think far off.
The Painter's Keys is a timeless, universal guide to lifemanship masquerading as a painting blog.
Things we do regularly become buried with habits, and we lose the ability to extract their powers to inspire.
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.
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