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

BEGINNING AND ENDING

David Limrite-Artist, Coach, Mentor, Teacher

“Whether you believe you can or you believe you can’t, you are absolutely right.”

~Henry Ford


Sunday Musings

Above is a photo taken during my latest workshop at Mike and Leslie’s Art Barn in Arroyo Grande. It is a spectacular place in which to teach and learn. I have been lucky enough to be able to conduct two 3-day, sold-out workshops here in the past month. I want to thank Mike and Leslie for their generosity and hospitality. I also want to thank them for sharing their wonderful space with me and my students. And, thanks to all of the wonderful people who attended these workshops.

Beginning and Ending

Beginning a creative session should be exciting. You should be filled with anticipation. You should be eager to get going. You should not allow anything to get in your way or prevent you from beginning. Hope, promise and confidence should fill the air.

If this is not the case for you, then perhaps some adjustments need to be made.

Conversely, you should never want your creativity sessions to end. You should be so "in to it" that time flies by, and you are actually surprised when you have to stop (and move on to other obligations such as grocery shopping, fixing dinner or paying bills).

If you have to drag yourself into your studio and you cannot wait to put in your allotted amount of time so you can get the heck out of there, then perhaps, something is wrong.

Maybe you haven’t found the right subject matter, medium, technique or style that lights a fire within you. Maybe your space is not a peaceful sanctuary, conducive to some serious art making. Maybe you are not actually inspired by the thing you thought was going to inspire you. Maybe you have no momentum. Maybe you are distracted. Maybe self-doubt has crept in. Maybe procrastination has its hooks in you.

If this is you, maybe it’s worth a look. If this is you, and you are interested in some help, head on over to davidlimrite.com, click on "Work With Me" and check out my coaching page to see what I have to offer.

Best,

David