When faced with an overwhelming amount of ideas I sometimes stall in creating art until I can let a few of them loose. There is an ebb and flow to my creative process. My family has seen the turn of the tides as I roam aimlessly around the house with no purpose. But my mind is buzzing with ideas and making connections faster than I can jot them down.
Sticky notes and note pads, notebooks and scraps of paper, strewn all over the house. I have narrowed it down to three notebooks but sometimes, I can’t find them! (Another problem) Frantic scribblings and internal dialogs means I am distracted most of the time.
Then my calm focus and determination takes over and I have a need to create as much art as I can, to bring those ideas to life. Some artwork ends up in the trash bin, some in the maybe pile, some make the cut. And all the while, writing down the fabulous discovery of what I learned in the process.
I had written down a quote from Chuck Close earlier this year, “Amateurs look for inspiration, the rest of us get up and go to work.” This is my reminder to get going every day.
While searching the web, I found this great image with the quote in this awesome article by Buzz Feed has some great visual memes of famous artist quotes that might help jump start your creative process.
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