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David Limrite-Artist, Coach, Mentor, Teacher

“Tipping Point”, 24”x18”, mixed media on wood, Copyright 2015 David Limrite

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Leap Before You Look

I know. I know. This is not the correct phrase. And it may not be conventional wisdom. However, while I was working on some new pieces the other day, I found that my brain kept getting in the way of my creativity. That is, my heart and my intuition wanted to go one way, but my brain, with all it’s infinite knowledge {smile} was telling me to be careful, not be too risky and do what I know.

In my attempt to be creative, I found that if I could turn off my brain and just go for it, my creations became more exciting and I had more fun.

Yes, when you are crossing the street, “Look Before You Leap” is the right way to go. However, when making art, it may be better to “Leap Before You Look.”