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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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Sketchbook tour. Page 3. 12”x 9”. Charcoal, acrylic, gesso, graphite and collage on paper. © 2019 David Limrite

“What you have to do now is work. There’s no right way to start.”
Anna Held Audette, Author and artist

Paint Hard

When you are at the easel, work hard. It’s always worth the effort. Make the commitment. Focus. Give it all you’ve got.

Don’t allow yourself to get distracted. Don’t succumb to resistance, procrastination, fear or self-doubt. Just get involved in the process of making something and work hard at it.

It doesn’t matter whether you have 30 minutes or 3 hours.

Be tenacious. Be aggressive. Be bold.

The real goal of creating is not necessarily to end up with a finished product. The goal is to have a moment of meaning. It is to have an experience. To be so absorbed in the process of creating, that nothing else matters, in this moment.

Even if the work is tedious and exhausting.

If fear and self-doubt have you in their clutches, work hard and they will release you.

Your creativity is important to you. And, by the very act of working hard, you tell yourself, and the world, that your creations matter. And, are important enough for you to take the time to create them.

Paint hard and have your moment of meaning.




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