The creative life doesn’t come easily and requires wise teachers, self-motivation, honesty and humility to learn how to turn the job of artist into a life’s work.
You know that popular definition of insanity, right? “Doing the same things and expecting a different result.” Your creativity needs difference and variety of experience in order to be able to make new connections and generate original ideas.
One of the universal questions along the journey of following your passion is, “How do I get better?”
Many of the answers are often wonderful and correct, but vague and confusingly actionable. Here are some less murky things you can start doing today to improve your craft:
I had never expected that I would get to see so much of Rothko’s work in one place in my life. I didn’t think it was possible to have an art experience so intimate and important and comprehensive. These paintings mean so much to me, and as I moved from canvas to canvas, room to room, the real wonder of Mark Rothko’s work became ever more clear.