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
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.
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.
Today isn’t any other day you know.
Any profound view of the world is mysticism.
Every exit is an entry somewhere else.
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.
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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