Friday, June 13, 2008

"The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You can't get there by bus, only by hard work and risk, and by not quite knowing what you are doing. What you will discover will be wonderful. What you discover will be yourself" Alan Alda

Sometimes I struggle so to make art. I feel dry as dust and empty. I always think I've reached the point of never creating again. My friend Marcia says not to wait for inspiration, or you will never get anything done. True indeed. The road is not paved, the inner critic has an arsenal of condemnation. Risk....isn't that a scary word? Intuition--how long has it been trying to tell us things and instead we listen to the critic? We need to muster up the chutzpah to roll up our sleeves and work, be willing to make mistakes (are there any, really?), silence the negative nellies and pay attention when intuition tells us something. Anyone can follow a recipe, or a pattern. What really matters is to be authentic.

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