Muddy Letters

“I think all great innovations are built on rejections.” Louis-Ferdinand Celine, (from The Painter’s Keys)   All artists face rejection at sometime or other. It is inevitable. For many artists, myself included, our art can feel somewhat like our child. Art comes from the depths of our souls, our hearts. A piece of who we… Continue reading Muddy Letters

Weekend Inspiration–Watering the Drought

“The best cure for a dry spell is simply to keep at it.  Good things are happening, soon to be revealed.”  Eleanor Blair (from The Painter’s Keys) Those first thoughts of panic when you find yourself in a dry spell can take over and consume you.  What if you are never inspired again?  What if… Continue reading Weekend Inspiration–Watering the Drought

Week-End Inspiration–Slogging through the Wasteland

“The Muse visits during the act of creation., not before  Don’t wait for her. Start alone.”  Roger Ebert It’s been a long week and you are counting on having some time to create art this week-end.  You are pumped, you are ready, all your supplies out, then… nothing.  A big fat nothing!  The Muse has… Continue reading Week-End Inspiration–Slogging through the Wasteland

Channeling

“The position of the artist is humble.  He is essentially a channel.” Piet Mondrian (from Artpromotivate) What makes an artist create? For some it is the process of art- making. Others are obsessed with some particular subject, model or location.  some just want to make a living.  But does that really explain what makes a… Continue reading Channeling

Panic Aversion

“The object isn’t to make art, but to be in that wonderful state that makes art inevitable.”-Robert Henri (from Skinnyartist) The search for inspiration can be a never- ending battle.   Nothing is working.  The feeling can range from confusion to panic.  What if you never get your inspiration back?  Where do you turn?  Listening to what… Continue reading Panic Aversion