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


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Trying to express subtle movement in this one. I am interested in how little I need to do to achieve a maximum amount of emotion. It may not look like there is much going on here, however, spend some time with it to notice the nuances. “Untitled”, 10”x 8”, mixed media on wood. © 2018 David Limrite

“Each work has to be done as intensely as possible.”
Philip Pearlstein, Artist

Make It Fun

I know this is going to sound like a no-brainer, but I am going to say it anyway. Because, I think it needs to be said. And heard.

Creating has to be fun, or you won’t want to do it.

Making art is hard work. It requires lots of time, choosing, skill, patience, trial and error, risk, failure, contemplation and energy. Among other things.

So… you have to make it fun in as many ways as you can. And you have to love every minute of it as best as you can. Especially when it is not going well. Which can be a lot of the time.

You have to be passionate about your subject, concept, idea or theme. You have to use mediums, supplies and tools that you absolutely love using. You have to work with colors that excite you. Your techniques, processes and style must fuel your imagination and get you so involved in what you are doing, that four hours go by in the blink of an eye.

You have to create a working environment that you love to be in for hours at a time. Listen to your favorite music while you are working. Or work in silence as I do. Give yourself permission to do and try anything and everything. Be curious. Be playful.

Having fun will harness your energy. And if you can harness energy, you will have more fun, and you will never tire of creating.





San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
June 8, 9, 10  |  9am - 4pm

The objective of this workshop is to provide intermediate and advanced artists with the opportunity to reenergize your creativity and kick start your art making. The focus will be on helping artists hone in on your style, find your unique personal artistic style and give voice to your creative spirit.

With the guidance of an experienced and professional artist, teacher, coach, and mentor, this workshop will explore creativity and art making as an expressive activity, which will result in an exciting and enriching experience for each participating artist.

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