An artist is someone who creates

 I keep SIMPLE ABUNDANCE, by Sarah Ban Breathnach, in my living room where it gently reminds me to pause, breathe, and take a look inside its pages. It was still open to a page in late January when I strolled by this morning. Something pulled me near instead of walking by like I usually do so many times each day. I instantly connected with the quote included at the top:

“Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how…. The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.”- Agnes De Mille

Starting my own website is changing my perspective regarding the imperfect process of creating art. I don’t know all the answers but if I don’t LEAP I’ll never find out.  I am grateful for the reassurance I felt after reading today’s message. A gentle reminder from SIMPLE ABUNDANCE pointed out the value of my art and being authentic- each of which grow with every leap.

One Reply to “An artist is someone who creates”

  1. Lovely thoughts here. One of my favorite reminders is that it’s okay to make mistakes, as long as you’re learning from them. And in fact, if you’re not making any mistakes, you’re not trying enough. It means you’re playing it too safe, staying within the lines and not growing.

    Also, I believe that art is what happens when you stop relying on ego for a few moments, allow the id to take over and the godliness in you–the very best part of you–spills out.

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