Pearls from artists* # 225

Morning sun at the studio

Morning sun at the studio

* an ongoing series of quotations – mostly from artists, to artists – that offers wisdom, inspiration, and advice for the sometimes lonely road we are on.

It’s so easy to forget what matters.  When I begin the day centered, with equanimity, I find that I am quite unshakeable.  But if I start off in that slippery, discomfiting way, I am easily thrown off course – and once off course, there I stay.  And so I know that my job is to cultivate a mind that catches itself.  A mind that watches its own desire to scamper off into the bramble, but instead, guides its own desire gently back to what needs to be done.

Dani Shapiro in Still Writing:  The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life 

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Barbara’s thoughts on art, the creative process, soft pastel, the inspiration she finds in travel, what it’s like to be an artist in New York City, and other wisdom for artists as we travel our solitary and sometimes lonely roads.

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