Wednesday, April 13, 2011

inspirational quote

I really love this quote, by artist, Chuck Close. It's so TRUE!

"The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who'll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself. Things occur to you. If you're sitting around trying to dream up a great art idea, you can sit there a long time before anything happens. But if you just get to work, something will occur to you and something else will occur to you and something else that you reject will push you in another direction. Inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and somehow deceptive. You feel like you need this great idea before you can get down to work, and I find that's almost never the case."
— Chuck Close

Now, get to WORK, everyone!

5 comments:

Kelly Medina said...

That is a great quote, Nina! Thanks for sharing :)

Julissa Mora said...

very well said! :)

String said...

I totally agree.

tweed fox said...

what a great quote. Would you mind if i put it someplace on my blog as well? It's really great.

Isabelle said...

Amen to that!! :) Love this quote! I too really think that it's in the "action" that inspiration is found. This is the main reason I do the IF challenges... when I have time. :) Keeping busy is the best way I have found to be more creative. It's a circle... action does generate action. For me anyway hehehe.