Photo: A Grand Morning, Diana F+
"So much of being an artist involves that Nike slogan, 'Just do it.' So much good comes from our just showing up. Of course it is seductive, the idea that we will one day be in the mood, and we will work that day like a 'real' artist. But a great deal of real art is made under the radar. We barely know we are working. We just suit up and show up and grab what moments we can, and it is only in cozy retrospect that we see the level of skill we were able to muster. It is humbling, the degree to which we are like automatons. Our art moves through us despite us." Julia Cameron, in Finding Water: The Art of PerseveranceJenthe Portfolio ProjectI have some really lovely pieces here.humility.