Courage – Daily Therapy for Artists

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“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity.  The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.”
C G Jung

 

 

 

 

 

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15 thoughts on “Courage – Daily Therapy for Artists

  1. I always listen to music when I’m painting. It just helps me concentrate somehow and enjoy painting even more! Georgia O’Keeffe did some of her pieces while listening to classical music. I listen to classic rock, classical, pop or country, just depends on my mood! I haven’t done a piece of abstract art in a long time, though! These are beautiful, Christine!

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    • Thank you Patsy! I have painted to music in the past but am painting in silence for the moment…just another phase I guess. 🙂

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      • You’re welcome, Christine. Sometimes after the kids are back in school, I like to open the windows and just listen to the birds. It is very quiet where I live most of the time, especially when the neighbor kids are at school all day.

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      • Hi Patsy,
        You are lucky to live in a quiet part of the world. We all need some peace and quiet sometimes. I live in a very remote area too and after living in the city for so long, I really appreciate it.

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      • Hi Christine,
        That’s great for you, too. But I thought you got a studio in the city?? Or was that in the home you lived in in the city? I know my husband and I are going to have to find a quiet place near the city, but still not right in it when he has to retire, because I don’t want to live in the rush of suburban life, that’s for sure!

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      • Patsy, I am living in the countryside and do have a small studio in a town about 20 minutes drive. Sometimes I choose to stay in the cottage to draw and prepare because it is so peaceful there.

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      • Oh. That’s right. You told me that. Sorry I didn’t remember! My kids tell me I never remember anything they tell me. 😉
        I would give anything to have another place to just be able to get away and do my art! That is my dream….

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      • Thanks for the encouragement. It’s funny you should say that, Christine! I have never given up the dream of being a writer even though for many years I haven’t written a thing. But starting my blog sparked that old desire in me again. I think I’m writing more than doing my art right now, still trying to find the balance. I used to think I had to do it “professionally” and get paid to count myself successful, but I don’t believe that any more. Sure, some financial compensation would be great someday, but if it never happens, it’s okay!

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      • You have a great attitude Patsy and that’s catching! Thank you for your lovely notes, they are very inspiring:)

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      • Thanks, Christine! Actually today I am a lot better! But I have to take my kids to town for a 3 hour class and can’t take my painting stuff with me. I am taking a notebook instead to do some writing. But hopefully tomorrow or the next day I can get started on it!

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