Let yourself write badly. You can rewrite later. Paint rotten canvases. You can paint over them. Just do ten minutes at the piano. It’s better than none. Think of yourself as a skittish horse. Keep the jumps small. Julia Cameron.
Life is playfulness….we need to play so that we can rediscover the magic all around us. Flora Colao
Here’s our special quote in honor of Labor Day: The difference between a creative person and a creative producer is hard work. Those who actually produce the play, build the rocket, find the cure, and write the novel don’t let their ideas collect dust on the “tomorrow’ shelf. They dig in, often before they feel completely ready, and keep digging until they unearth what they are searching for. It is the unglamorous, relentless, dirty-hands effort that eventually turns a drawing into a masterpiece and a melody into a concerto. When excellence is the goal, nothing else will do. Mary-Elaine Jacobsen
To learn to see, to learn to hear, you must do this—go into the wilderness alone. Don Jose quoted by Joan Halifax.
Creativity’s purpose is to stir back to live what has fallen asleep, to cleanse and clear emotional residues, and to open passageways for blocked energy. Michele Cassou
I believe talent is like electricity. We don’t understand electricity. We use it. Maya Angelou
An essential portion of any artist’s labor is not creation as much as invocation. Lewis Hyde.
As each idea comes to us, we must in good faith clear away our inner barriers to acting on it and then, on an outer level, take the concrete steps necessary to trigger our synchronous good. Julia Cameron
Art making is my way of bringing soul back into my life. Soul is the place where the messiness of life is tolerated, where feelings animate the narration of life, where story exists. Soul is the place where I am replenished and can experience both gardens and graveyards. Art is my way of knowing who I am. Pat Allen
The largest bonfire is built one stick at a time. Soul gathers the sticks; Spirit lights the fire. ScrapLady Sharon Barnes