Thursday, August 30, 2012

“Artmaking involves skills that can be learned. . . In large measure becoming an artist consists of learning to accept yourself, which makes your work personal, and in following your own voice, which makes your work distinctive. . . Even talent is rarely distinguishable, over the long run, from perseverance and lots of hard work.” David Bayles, Art and Fear

This is a wonderful book by David Bayles.  I highly recommend it to artists and aspiring artist for we all must come to terms with ourselves in the making of art.  It is an expression of our being, of our experiences and our perceptions.  It is the confidence which we put in ourselves that allows us to express our intent clearly...we must believe in and trust our ideas and the ability to communicate them in our own way.  


Elizabeth Gordon at Dali Museum with Surrealistic Found Object Sculpture
photo by Ann Suggs

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