Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it. – David Starr Jordan –
There is no passion to be found in settling for a life less than the one you are capable of living.
– Nelson Mandela –
Steal Like an Artist – 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative is the title of a new book by Austin Kleon.
Kleon examines and shares inspiring advice on how to make (good) art. 140 pages long, it’s a quick and rewarding read.
In the spirit of this book I wish you a productive and inspired 2013.
As Jane Fonda once said, “you always regret what you didn’t do”. So, go ahead and do it, don’t let anything or anyone discourage you. Be inspired – discover and create.
HAPPY NEW YEAR !
“Art is a personal act of courage, something one human does that creates change in another.”
– Seth Godin –
“An artist’s failures are as valuable as his successes…by misjudging one thing he conforms something else, even if at the time he does not know what that something else is.” – Bridget Riley
“Art is made to disturb. Science reassures. There is only one valuable thing in art; the thing you cannot explain.”
– Georges Braque
My watercolor instructor says if the painting shows “everything” and does not leave room for the viewer to “finish” it it’s a boring painting – to say the least – or may be even a bad one. The Braque quote reminded me of that.
Have a great sunny weekend!
“The hard must become habit. The habit must become easy. The easy must become beautiful.” – Doug Henning –
I really like this quote. The process he describes is so essential to creating anything beautiful in your life as in art. It’s practice practice practice, then it becomes habit and hopefully one day you create something beautiful.
For more on this subject I recommend reading this blog by Leo Babauta. Enjoy!