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CURIOSITY AND FEAR

 Sketch from my current sketchbook project, 15”x 11”, mixed media on paper, Copyright 2016 David Limrite

Sketch from my current sketchbook project, 15”x 11”, mixed media on paper, Copyright 2016 David Limrite


“I have become aware of this: the earth breathes, smells, listens and feels in all its little parts”.
Egon Schiele


Curiosity And Fear

Curiosity and fear go hand-in-hand sometimes. We can be curious about a new technique and we can also be afraid to try it. We can be curious about working larger and we can be afraid to try it. We can be curious about taking a new class and we can be afraid to attend.

It’s OK to be fearful as long as the fear does not stop you from trying what you are curious about.

Be motivated by curiosity. Take a ride with curiosity and let it be the driver. Be driven by curiosity rather than fear.

At times you are going to be afraid in your quest for creative expression. And you must create anyway. You know that fear is going to show up from time to time. You must create anyway.

One thing that helps me is to ask myself: “What if? Why not?’

This taps me into my curiosity and, more importantly, shoves fear aside.

And, allows me to create anyway.

Best,

David


[WORKSHOP]

The Art Of The Figure

San Luis Obispo Museum Of Art  |  November 11-13  |  9am - 4pm each day  |  Register Now

Working from a live model, explore how to take your figure drawings, paintings or mixed media pieces beyond classroom studies. We will focus on composition, style and visual voice and learn how to create more compelling, visually interesting, and interpretive work. Register Now.

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