I love creating art as much I love consuming it. There’s something surreal about participating in the process of creation. To see the end product come from almost nothing. A blank page. A blank canvass. Plain clay. A blank sheet of music. Tabula rasa. Here are a few good words to help in your creative journey.
“I believe this is the central question upon which all creative living hinges: Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures hidden within you? I believe this is one of the oldest tricks the universe plays on us human beings, both for its own amusement and for ours: The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them.” – Elizabeth Gilbert (Big Magic)
Networking and shared experiences
“Everyday, I’m reminded that what we become depends on what we make of our relationships and the experiences we share with those we meet.” – Wangari Maathai (Unbowed)
“To master any skill, you must first choose a task; then do it over and over again until the activity becomes second nature; and finally, push through the times when you fail, exhibiting even greater focus as you repeat the action until you’ve done it right.” – Jeff Goins (The Art of Work)
“Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fountain of all invention and innovation; in its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.” – J. K. Rowling (Very Good Lives)
What words motivate you in your creative journey?