What art offers is space–a certain breathing room for the spirit.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
• “Great art picks up where nature ends.”
God and other artists are always a little obscure.
An artist cannot fail, it is a success to be one.
Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.
I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way-things I had no words for.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
“I don’t demand that all work be a masterpiece. I think what I am doing is the right thing for me – that is what I am and this is living. It reflects me and I reflect it.”
My reflection on this quote:
These are words to live by. Thinking that what I do must be “just so” and if it isn’t then “why do it” has kept me from creating and being curious more than once in my life. But what is life for if not to just BE and enjoy what we are doing in the moment and have that be just right. I love the idea that what I am doing IS the right thing for me.
“A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of beauty God has implanted in the human soul.”