Pearls from artists* # 270

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

As Charlie Parker quipped, “If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn.”  And it won’t register in your bearing:  this is the earned credit for trying to walk the daily tightrope and tell your story when you get to the other side.  

Joel Dinerstein in The Origins of Cool in Postwar America    

Comments are welcome

About barbararachkoscoloreddust

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.

Posted on October 18, 2017, in 2017, An Artist's Life, Creative Process, Inspiration, Pearls from Artists, Quotes and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Great quote. Reposted it on my FB page. As I trying to come up with an intro to the repost, this came out: Being an artist is not just a profession; it is a state of being.

    I think it is original, but I may have read it somewhere and filed it away sub-consciously. If it is original, thank you. You inspired me 🙂

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