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Weekly Blog on creativity and what it takes to be an artist by David Limrite (artist, teacher, mentor & coach)

A GLORIOUS FEELING

I know there is a really good piece waiting to be born here. I just haven’t found it yet. I have been working on this piece for three years. I am not ready to give up just yet.

“ You rarely have time for everything you want in this life, so you have to make choices. And hopefully, your choices can come from a deep sense of who you are.”

~Fred Rogers

Have you ever created something that you knew was really good? How did you know? How did it make you feel? What was the experience like for you? Did the end product match your vision?

I have been fortunate enough to have experienced this feeling and it is glorious!

What has helped me to achieve this glorious feeling is to choose to do exceptional work and then head in that direction.

Conceive of the results that you want to create. Be as specific and as clear as you can.

What are you after? What do you want to bring into being? What is your true motivation? How strong is your desire for this creation to exist?

It always helps me to ask, “What do I want to create?” Before I ask, “How do I create what I want?”

And then you show up, begin and stay put long enough to give your vision a chance to exist.

And then you do it all again the next day. And the next. And the next. And the next.

Vision, clarity, desire and hard work go a long way towards helping you create work that you know, deep down in your heart, is really good.

Best,

David

[WORKSHOP]

Abstracting the Figure  

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art  (3 Days)

San Luis Obispo, California June 3 – 5, 2016  | Friday – Sunday | 9am – 4pm

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