Inspiration is for Amateurs

UPDATE:  This time of year, I tend to get in the mood to read / see / hear others struggling with inspiration. It feeds my own creative urges to know that I’m not alone. I know that creative fire – which burns in the belly is there – it’s what makes you want to get up and do….  so I am re-posting this in the spirit of stoking up the fire a bit….  so I too am not will to be waiting for inspiration to strike…

While I’m not of the same opinion in regards to the true meaning of the word “Amateurs”….  I value the tenacity expressed by Chuck Close below…

Below is from Chuck Close interview by Joe Fig – (Plus Ultra Gallery, NY)

CC: Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work and the belief that things will grow out of the activity itself and that you will, through work, bump into other possibilities and kick open other doors that you would never dream up if you were just sitting around looking for a great art idea. And that a belief in that the process, in a sense, is liberating and that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel everyday. Today you know what you will do, you could be doing what you were doing yesterday and tomorrow you are going to do what you did today and at least for a certain period of time if you can just work to hang in there, you will get somewhere.

What moves you ?


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  1. Pingback: What moves you?* « it’s a Kirby

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