If God gives you something you can do,
why in God's name wouldn't you?
so begins one of my favorite quotes
penned by Stephen King in his book
a Memoir of the Craft.
working on this one at present
and can't quite figure out how to finish it...
so I must wait for it to speak.
no wonder people think artists are weird...
and I am still blown away when
I see my published art
(this one out any day and I have a whole page - yippee!)
more from Stephen:
Talent renders the whole idea of rehearsal meaningless;
when you find something at which you are talented,
you do it until your fingers bleed
or your eyes are ready to fall out of your head.
so that is why I love 'pulling art' out of kids.
I want them all to realize how gifted they are!
Here is our class auction project...
which just melted my heart as each student looked in amazement
at their creation...
and yesterday in art club we played with glue.
I was washing glue out of brushes at the sink
and I overheard one student say,
I just love art,
and then another,
I just love it too,
and seriously I started to tear up...
could anything be better?
Well maybe watching a Kindergartener
with very definite opinions about how she is going to do a project...
work on this beauty.
She was the only student who insisted on doing a glass vase -
notice the water in it.
and I thought it would be too hard - oh me of little faith...
Stephen King finishes his thoughts on creating,
Even when no one is listening
(or reading, or watching),
every outing is a bravura performance,
because you as the creator are happy.
Perhaps even ecstatic.
And shouldn't we all live that way -
thinking our next outing will be a bravura performance?