Thursday, November 29, 2007

Thank you for sharing, now go sit down


I want to make note of something I wrote to a student of mine after reading his thoughts on making art ( futile, frustrating, and other art school trauma scars):

I "hear" that you are "scarred" from your (former art school) experience - that said - "MOVE ON!" You have a sharp mind conceptually and intellectually, are definitely capable technically, so LET GO of all the "stuff" and just dig. I would rather see you take a risk in our remaining short time together. Heck - there are times I think maybe I'll "stop being an artist" and do something else, rather than fall short of my own expectations, but I keep showing up... because when you get down to it the act of creating is exhilarating.

Remembering these thoughts will also be helpful when I find my old demons raging against me!

1 comment:

Daz Cox said...

yup, as David Wilcock says "The more you create, the more you are The Creator"

Sometimes you just need a break from a particular form of art, try a different form, music or weaving or something!