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



Acrylic sketch, 20”x 12”, acrylic on paper, Copyright David Limrite

“Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart”.

~Elizabeth Gilbert (from her book Big Magic)

Think of creativity as a good habit to get into. The more often you create, the more you want to create. And, the more you will create.

You create. You have fun. You want to create some more. Work feeds into more work. Ideas beget ideas.

What is even more motivating is when you create something you love. That is when you really want to create more. And that is when you should create more. Create when you are on a roll. This is what I call “Creating with artistic fire”.

What is difficult to do is to continue creating when things are not going well. When your creating is not going well, you become more easily distracted. You start to entertain self doubt. Procrastination and fear become your best friends.

If you have developed the good habit of creating on a regular basis, these challenging times will not be a problem for you. You will continue to create because you love to. Because you love the process. And, because you have to. Because it’s in you to create regardless of how well or how poorly it is going.

The more you create, the easier it becomes. The better you get. The more fun you have. And, the better prepared you will be to ride out the storms of difficulty.

Creating often is a good habit to get into.