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NOURISH YOURSELF

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Another abstract attempt that did not quite land where I wanted it to. However, I really love it. I love line and the figure. What can I say? I just can’t help it. Going to keep trying harder to inject some more abstract passages into these pieces. 10”x 8”, mixed media on wood © 2017 David Limrite


“Yes, I make pictures, and I have always made them, ever since I was first able to draw or paint - to attack reality, to defend myself, to nourish myself, to become stronger to better defend and better attack, to have firm ground beneath my feet, to be able to proceed in all places and in all directions, to be as free as possible, to protect myself from cold and hunger and death, to become free for the striving with these means which seem to be appropriate to better see and understand my environment so that I can be even freer to expend my energies, to give as much as possible of myself to what I am doing, to experience adventure, to discover new worlds, to carry on a struggle.”
Alberto Giacometti, Artist (1901-1966)


Nourish Yourself

What an amazing quote by the artist Alberto Giacometti. In it, he says so many wonderfully powerful things that personally resonate with me. I just had to share it with you. I hope parts or all of it resonate with you as well.

The one thing that really struck a chord with me was when he says that he makes pictures to nourish himself.

That's it! That's what creating does for me, too.

Spending time painting and drawing nourishes me. Creating feeds my soul. It allows me to live, grow and be happy. Creating encourages, inspires and motivates me. And it seems to make me healthier, stronger and more fit.

I know that being creative does these things for you, too. And if it doesn’t, then you are not creating enough to experience these benefits, or you are not fully engaged in your process, subject matter, style or techniques. If this is you, do yourself a favor, and find a way to nourish yourself with your creativity.

Your body, mind, and spirit will thank you.

If you need help, I know a really good coach and mentor. {Smile}

Best,

David

BTW, I also know that having a studio or a space available to you (that you can dedicate for the soul purpose of creating) can provide a stimulating, healthy and emotional environment that will also help nourish you.
 



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