Inspiration: For The Amateurs
⚠️WORK IN PROGRESS⚠️
Chuck close said something in the vein of: “Inspiration is for amateurs. Professionals? We just go to work in the morning.”
[id like to mention right here I am not a professional artist, I am a nurse practitioner by profession].
It’s not about waiting for hours for the moment inspiration or motivation strikes.
I really like this quote. it relieves you of a lot pressure.
It’s just about showing up and getting started and something amazing happens ,or, it doesn’t. .
All that matters is you enabled the chance for something to happen. And for that you have to stand at the easel and paint and make decisions and hope for the best.
Start before you’re ready. Start with uncertainty. Start with fear. This is the biggest secret of creative output: just start. .
After all, no one else is going to do it for you and you’re the closest person around, might as well do. Your. Work.
I’m still processing the one I just finished, truth be told. But I’m not going to sleep on the thought I’ll wake up motivated tomorrow. I usually don’t. But once I get rolling I can’t honestly say I ever regret starting.
Acrylic on canvas on hope 30”x40”. Base layers, stage 1.
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