Words for the Day :: No. 49

11/24/14

brave_quote79_lowres

Pretty excited to have this gem in my next book of hand lettered quotes, coming from Chronicle Books, Fall 2015.

Have a great Monday, friends.

81
shares

Words for the Day :: No. 48

11/12/14

brave_quote25_lowres

Have a happy Wednesday, friends.

75
shares

Words for the Day :: No. 47

11/07/14

catherquote_lowres

Have a great weekend, friends.

106
shares

Words for the Day :: No. 46

10/24/14

brave_quote59_lowres

So excited that this quote will be appearing in my next book of hand lettered quotes, along with 99 others, to be released Fall 2015!

87
shares

Words for the Day :: No. 45

10/22/14

wildequote_lowres

Hope everyone is having a great Wednesday.

132
shares

Words for the Day :: No. 44

10/07/14

brave_quote30_lowres

Have a great Tuesday, friends. I’m back tomorrow with a brand new set of coloring books in my shop! Stay tuned.

127
shares

Words for the Day :: No. 43

10/03/14

brave_quote

Have a great weekend, friends!

110
shares

Words for the Day :: No. 42

09/24/14

hugo_lowres_600

 

Have a great Wednesday, friends!

 

116
shares

Words for the Day :: No. 41

09/16/14

tzu_lowres

Have a good Tuesday, friends!

135
shares

Words for the Day :: No. 40

09/12/14

freud_lowres

Have a beautiful weekend. I am off to NYC for a week. I’ll be blogging & Instagramming from Brooklyn & Manhattan next week, so stay tuned!

303
shares

Words for the Day :: No. 39

09/09/14

stowe_lowres

Have a good Tuesday, everyone!

257
shares

Words for the Day :: No. 38

09/01/14

dhlawrence_lowres

Have a great Monday, friends!

186
shares

Words for the Day :: No. 37

08/28/14

brave_quote61_lowres

Have a great Thursday, friends!

128
shares

Words for the Day :: No. 36

08/22/14

hemans_lowres

Happy end-of-the-week to you. We got through it. Whew.

76
shares

Words for the Day :: No. 35

08/18/14

chekhov_lowres

+++

One of the questions I am asked most often is how – as a working artist – I deal with things like comparison, disappointment, self doubt & rejection. I have talked before about the idea of charting your own path & living your own life and even touched on it last week toward the end of this live interview. Recently, I found the quote above by Anton Chekhov, and thought it perfectly summed up what I less eloquently try to say.

Art making, while enormously rewarding, can also be rife with disappointment and feelings of vulnerability. The idea is to make friends with the struggle and continue (stubbornly) on your own path. I’ve written before about this idea of embracing difficulty and fear (and talked about it in this lecture). I think it’s enormously important.

I also think it’s important to remember that everyone struggles with self doubt and angst, even extremely successful & well known artists like Gerhard Richter — just watch this touching documentary about him and you will see how vulnerable he is about his work.

Have a good Monday, friends.

247
shares