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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. Number 4. 12”x 9”, acrylic, graphite, charcoal and collage on paper. © 2019 David Limrite

“In order to create you have to have vitality.”
Rollo May, Author and Psychologist

Surprise Us

What are you going to create today?

Something that surprises us, I hope.

Or maybe something really interesting, or daring, or controversial, or magical, or thought-provoking, or playful, or funny, or mysterious, or even dramatic.

It could be big or small. Delicate or bold. Soft or prickly.

Surprise us! It’s what we want from you. It is what we expect from you.

Take your subject, idea or concept, run it through your imagination, and surprise us.

In order to accomplish this, you are probably going to have to step out of your comfort zone a bit and take some risks.

Yeah, I know. Bummer, huh?

I have never, ever regretted taking a risk with my creativity. I may not always end up with a pretty painting, but it sure makes for an interesting journey. And, more often than not, I end up with something that surprises me. And, I always learn something.

Surprising yourself is really what it’s all about. 




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