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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

Class demo. Just trying stuff, having fun and showing my class another approach. © 2015 David Limrite

“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.”
Auguste Rodin

I received so many wonderful and thought provoking comments to last week's “Why Create?” that I thought I would share them with you. Enjoy.

Why Create?

To move beyond the mundane.

To accept my messy parts.

To relinquish my structured life.

To align myself with the powerful energy that is life.

To make the invisible, visible.

To stand- down my disappointment and self judgement.

To give my life dimension.

To transcend time.

To feel alive.

To fall in love.

To express those feelings, images and concepts that cannot be expressed in words.

To sublimate emotions and energy in a socially acceptable way.

To have more “Zen” moments.

To connect with other artists and creative souls in the present, past and future.

Because there is no other choice.

Because my life would wilt like a spent flower if I didn’t.

Because it is part of my inner being.

Because without being able to to create, my life would have a huge empty spot.

Because one is bubbling over with creative instincts and creating is a way to release the pressure.

Because I have to…If I don’t, I feel dead inside. It keeps me alive.

Because it helps me process all that surrounds me. The good, bad, ugly, beautiful, meaningful and mundane.

Because it just aids me in being me.

An idea appears in my brain and I have to “Birth” it. It is impossible not to do something with it.

Creating opens my soul and there is a freeing when it is done.

Because you might create something that just might turn into something beautiful or at least interesting.

Thanks to all of you who let us know why you create. I would love to hear from more of you about why you create. Please shoot me an email if you care to share.



P.S. Read WHY CREATE? (Part One)






Here's the guide you need to help you answer the age-old question: When is a piece finished?