Q: For many artists the hardest thing is getting to work in the morning. Do you have any rituals that get you started?
A: That has rarely been a problem because I love to work. The highlight of my day is time spent in the studio. After arriving, I begin working immediately or I read about art for a short time. When I pick up a pastel, it’s to begin working on something left unfinished from the day before.
Generally, I keep regular hours and strive to use studio time well. As a professional artist, one absolutely must be a self-starter! No one else cares about our work the way we do. Really why would they, when only the maker has invested so much love, knowledge, craftsmanship, experience, devotion, insight, money, etc. in the effort to evolve and improve.
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Posted on April 28, 2018, in 2018, An Artist's Life, Art Works in Progress, Creative Process, Inspiration, Pastel Painting, Studio, Working methods and tagged artists, craftsmanship, devotion, evolve, experience, improve, insight, love, money, pastel paintings, problem, professional, regular hours, rituals, self-starter, studio time. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Q: For many artists the hardest thing is getting to work in the morning. Do you have any rituals that get you started?.