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


David Limrite-Artist, Coach, Mentor, Teacher

I always have a fear of failure whenever I attempt something new. I try to keep creating anyway.

“When you look at a great painting, it’s like a conversation. It has questions for you. It raises questions in you.”

~Kenneth Noland, artist

As an artist, your first goal should be to create, make stuff, and produce. Within that context, you should always be taking risks, trying new things, experimenting and exploring.

And failing. A lot.

You will most certainly have some successes and you will most definitely have failures. Lots and lots of failures.

This is a good thing. If you are failing, it means that you are still in the game. It means that you are still creating and producing.

And learning. A lot

Do not be afraid of failure. Embrace it. Accept that failures are going to happen and create anyway.

When we fail, the easiest thing to do is quit and never paint again. However, the most important thing to do is keep trying. Remember it is the process and the journey that are important.

Keep creating and producing and failing. You will learn endless amounts of things. And you will get better at what you do.

And that is a good thing.