Thursday, March 17, 2016

Courage to Persevere

Your art isn't selling. You are dissatisfied with your art (your life). You expected something different at this point in your career, in your relationships, or in your bank account, and this has you doubting yourself. It's to be expected! It is a necessary part of the creative cycle.

We buy into judgements of good and bad, so-called progress and stagnation, but it is all just relevant experience. The low times evolve you into greater courage...if you persevere. Learn how to deal with the uncomfortable times, and keep on keepin' on with a sense of appreciation for the unknown.

"The function of the overwhelming majority of your artwork is simply to teach you how to make the small fraction of your artwork that soars."  from the excellent book Art and Fear, by David Bayles and Ted Orland 

Extraordinary Courage           Acrylic on Canvas          24x24x1.5

With this abstract I see the rich passion of our desires and our potential, and the brilliant, vague world of the unknown. There is growth when we venture into the unknown.

"To see far is one thing: going there is another."

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