Saturday, August 18, 2012

showing up

mary jane dodd

lee bontecou

'inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.'
- pablo picasso


you know that feeling, that apprehension-at-approaching-your-work-area feeling... 

where do i start? how do i start?

alexander calder


you start, quite simply, by being there... 

helen frankenthaler


by showing up...

even circling counts if you are in the work space, 

andy goldsworthy



because only by being there, can the magic begin... 





12 comments:

Libellula Jewelry said...

I certainly know that exact feeling.

I've found that the apprehension starts when I've been away due to injury or a carpal tunnel flare up. Even when I know that I'm healed and can resume work that I falter due to fear and dampened creativity. All creativity seems to evaporate into the ether if I don't keep going.

Christine said...

Thanks for the inspiration!

Gallery 13 - Lela Bouse-McCracken said...

What a good quote. I'm going to print it & tack it at eye level.

And such a great set of photos...thank you.

Alice said...

Thanks for the inspiring post! This is something I need to remember--just show up.

Artisan Beads Plus said...

Sometimes, showing up is the most difficult part for me :o) Thanks for helping me to think more about the importance of just getting there!
MaryAnn

Anvil Artifacts said...

How true. Thank you for sharing these encouraging words and inspirational artists.

Sandra said...

So simple, but so true. Thanks for the reminder.

Stacie said...

Lovely, as always!!

stregata said...

Thank you for reminding me...

Barry said...

MJ- absolutely correct. B

In the Light of the Moon said...

A wonderful post dear friend,Thank you.xoxo Cat

Kelli said...

:) So very true!! :)

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