Pearls from artists* # 550March 15, 2023
In the studio
*an ongoing series of quotations – mostly from artists, to artists – that offers wisdom, inspiration, and advice for the sometimes lonely road we are on.
Be more than ready. Be present in your discipline. Remember your gift. Be grateful for your gift and treat it like a gift. Cherish it, take care of it, and pass it on. Use your time to bathe yourself in that gift. Move your hand across the canvas. Go to museums. Make this into an obsession.
… what you are will show, ultimately. Start now, every day, becoming in your actions, your regular actions, what you would like to become in the bigger scheme of things.
Anna Deveare Smith in Letters to a Young Artist: Straight Up Advice on Making a Life in the Arts – For Actors, Performers, Writers, and Artists of Every Kind
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