The benefits of being mindful are many and well-noted. But perhaps not so acknowledged is the way awareness turns on the creative spigot.
Perfection isn’t what painting is about. It’s about finding your truth, and you can remain committed to that by letting go of art fear.
The desire to make your painting perfect, and the fear of ruining it, will always lead to painting doom. But there are ways to overcome art fear.
The sun may set on your creative block, but it will rise again. And because you’ve stayed committed, you’ll be ready to do what you do.
Follow the 11 Commandments of Writing and Daily Creative Routine, according to Henry Miller, in 1932.
Making art is messy for a reason. It’s to remind us that we won’t ever get it just right, or even close to perfect.
“Creativity is Essentially a Lonely Art . . . An Even Lonelier Struggle” – Lou Dorfsman
What most creatives know about happiness is this: If they can’t create, they can’t be happy. Here’s to the thrill of the creative effort and happiness for all in 2014: […]
“If you don’t know where you’re going, you might not get there.” —Yogi Berra Being prompted by a WordPress Daily Prompt, State of Your Year, is a great way to start a […]
I got into the business of fine art printing (and later, out) to satisfy a need: mine. As a fine art photographer who’s gained some local reknown by photographing an […]
Being an artist involves a lot of schlepping, which is not something you are trained for in art school. (Come to think of it, are you trained for anything in art school? But we digress.) Schlepping is pretty much thought of as hauling, carrying, lugging, dragging a burdensome load (with […]
After celebrating our three-year anniversary, I’m still as madly, deeply head-over-heels with Twitter as ever.