May 28, 2015
Storm Cloud, 2015
I have been accused of being arrogant for suggesting that the source of my Vision lies within myself and is not dependent upon the outside world or those who have gone before me.
I don’t believe this to be an arrogant idea. But here are some additional thoughts that may convince the unconvinced that I am in fact, arrogant.
Everything you need is already there.
Discover your Vision.
See for yourself.
We are all creative as children.
But then we learn how to seek approval.
And something atrophies and almost dies.
We forget how to please ourselves.
There is a difference between Vision and Inspiration.
Inspiration comes from without, Vision comes from within.
A person can only do so much with Inspiration.
Inspiration without Vision is an unproductive effort.
Ignore what others are doing.
Do what you feel inspired to do.
Create work that you love.
Art is very selfish.
Or at least it should be.
If you are creating for others,
then you are not creating your best work.
Do not compare your work to other’s.
Judge your art only by how you feel about it.
Create art that you are proud of.
Create art that you love.
You harbor that secret ingredient.
The secret to success.