Monday, February 22, 2016

Showing Up

"Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work." - Chuck Close

I have been making a concerted effort to show up more lately. Since January, I have been finding the time and the motivation to create more work and to share it more often here on the blog and through various social media outlets. I have made the decision that I am not going to hold back any longer. If I want to be a thriving artist, I need to make art - period. I need to live the life now, and not allow so many things to get in the way pulling me from my art.

To that end, I have been making it into the studio more often, and I have been working on small pieces quite a but in the evening as I watch tv. I have been finding little ways to stay engaged in my art, and not allow too many things to interfere. It does mean that I've occasionally let the vacuuming go, and I have sacrificed a little but time with my wife and my animals. But it is important to me to continue to build the momentum and to allow the making and the creating to flow. It is important to me to consistently show up!


jackaaronfleming said...

I have been waiting for the right time to thank you for posting so much, and this seems like it. Thank you for showing up. I have made more time for my own art this year, and a huge chunk of the inspiration has come from looking at the constant posts that you have made showing what you are working on. Keep it up. I am sure that I am not the only one.

Eric said...

Jack, I am glad that I have been able to be a small nudge for you. Since the new year, I have been trying to make art more consistently and to post more frequently. I appreciate you taking time to leave a comment. It's nice to connect!