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David Limrite-Artist, Coach, Mentor, Teacher

Practice. Lots of practice.

“It is not only by yielding to one’s impulses that one achieves greatness, but also by patiently filing away the steel wall that separates what one feels from what one is capable of doing.”

~Vincent Van Gogh

Don’t be out of practice. Be in practice.

Being in practice means creating regularly by establishing a regular painting schedule and sticking to it.

Being in practice means getting in the habit of making art regularly so that starting a new painting doesn’t always feel like starting over.

Being in practice means establishing and building momentum. And as I have talked about many times, momentum is a very powerful thing.

Being in practice means learning your craft quicker and getting better faster.

Being in practice means being able to leave inhibitions behind and take larger and scarier risks with more courage and confidence.

Being in practice means more learning and growth.

Being in practice opens the door for breakthroughs.

Being in practice means that you admit you are an artist. And you happily and proudly proclaim it to the world.

(Being out of practice means that you are choosing something else besides creating.) {Smile}