Tuesday, December 22, 2009

At Christmas you tell the truth.

Thank you. This goes out to all the artists whether they are struggling or not, thank you. It's Christmas, and at Christmas you tell the truth: life wouldn't be worth living without song, beautiful pictures, and handmade dresses and afghans. This is my life I'm talking about. I read on Jennifer Balkan's mirror a quote, "Art is like sex; an individual can survive without it, but a civilization cannot." So I am thankful for you all, just as you are kind and full of gratitude for people who sit around all day. :smile:

I don't know how to say it - it's your life. Just know that sometimes your art can get a girl through a hellish workday. Just a few minutes looking at a beautiful print can bring her soul back to her. Please don't put your art away...on a shelf, next year when I have time, when the kids are grown. Make time. You can do it. You can balance the mundane with the inspirational. I believe in you.


Laura Grimes said...

The biggest lie is that art is what you do when everything else is done. So many talented people believe that lie. Persistence is the greatest virtue for any artist.

Waverly said...

True, true.

Action Flick Chick said...

Naturally the gun-blazing Angelina photo caught my attention. I'm all for bludgeoning the walls myself. ;)

Well written article!

Waverly said...

Thank you Katrina! It's an honor that you read my blog. Take care girl.