Untitled (work just begun)
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Barbara Muir © 2019Talking to a dear friend and artist last night about the
creative process, I realized that I don't always listen to
my own advice. The best advice I can give you is do
that! Listen to your own advice.
My advice to artists and to students is take it little
by little, if you can't put in big chunks of time. I do
have a house full of paintings and many of them were
done in 10 minute time slots if I felt overwhelmed.
And I frequently do. Bit by bit the work comes
together. The motto of one of the TV series I watched
lately was, "ever forward, never back." Good motto for artists.
If we are readers, and gallery goers and art lovers
we can get held back by our own history, by each others'
wonderful work, by an unrealistic timetable. The
answer is to STOP! Make a plan. And take baby
steps to the finish line. Or the non-finish line.
Today I took my own advice.
Have a listening to your best advice day.