— TED interview with Abigail Washburn
"I SURVIVED 12/21/12" shirt design for my friend Giselle’s End Of The World Lantern Festival on 12/21/12! :)
P.S. The watermark on the lower right corner isn’t part of the shirt design, of course ;)
Gold ✶✴✧ Photo by Chocolate Pixel :)
Cat eye shades! Photo by Chocolate Pixel :)
Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art. - Andy Warhol
Remember that in order to recover as an artist, you must be willing to be a bad artist. Give yourself permission to be a beginner. By being willing to be a bad artist, you have a chance to be an artist, and perhaps, over time, a very good one.
When I make this point in teaching, I am met by instant, defensive hostility:
“But do you know how old I will be by the time I learn to really play the piano/act/paint/write a decent play?”
Yes … the same age you will be if you don’t.
— Julia Cameron
"Most artists and designers I know would rather work all night than turn in a sub-standard job. It is a universal truth that all artists think they a frauds and charlatans, and live in constant fear of being exposed. We believe by working harder than anyone else we can evaded detection. The bean-counters rumbled this centuries ago and have been profitably exploiting this weakness ever since." — Linds Redding