There will be times when we Creatives need to put down the brush, slip the camera back into the bag, or slide the keyboard away.
There will be times when we Producers of art need to take a break from production
There will be times we need to be CREATIVELY FED.
 
So what is involved with FEEDING AN ARTIST?
 
Although a nice glass of wine and a good variety of cheeses are nice, Feeding an Artist goes beyond the physical.
We need to feed:
◦ Our soul
◦ Our spirit
◦ Our imagination
 
I’ve written about nurturing our Creative beings in previous posts. This week I am simply going to share a few quotes from other Creatives. I am very well aware of the possibility that you could quickly scan, appreciate a few, disregard the rest, and return to your busy creative life. If you do this, you may miss that nugget of creative wisdom that could open a new and exciting flow of art.
 
To enter into the Creative Conversation with these quotes, ask two questions.
1. How does this quote impact the RECIPIENT of art?
2. How does this quote impact the CREATOR of art?
 
 

FEEDING AN ARTIST

 
 
Albert Einstein
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. Imagination is more important than knowledge.
 
James Barrie
To die will be an awfully big adventure.
 
E. L. Doctrow
Writing is like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights but you can make the whole trip that way.
 
Lewis Carroll
Today isn’t any other day you know.
 
Albert Schweitzer
Any profound view of the world is mysticism.
 
Tom Stoppard
Every exit is an entry somewhere else.
 
James Dickey
There are so many selves in everybody and to explore and exploit just one is wrong, dead wrong, for the creative process.
 
Ann Kent Rush
Creativity is really the structuring of magic.
 
Dorothy Bernard
Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
 
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
 
 
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