I think the exact quote is:
The beauty is that through disappointment you can gain clarity, and with clarity comes conviction and true originality.Conan O’Brien
It took me six months and hundreds of dollars worth of courses to get this piece of clarity which I am happy to share with you for free.
An artist’s blog is her sketchbook, diary, scrapbook, studio, and gallery. It is a place to put her work out there in the universe without restraint or judgment.
Gone are the days when artists would share just the finished work while carefully hiding the messy process of creation. Today’s audience wants to know about the actual process of making art. They want to see raw work, the artist’s hands smeared with paint, her floor covered with crumpled paper.
This is what I will be sharing with you from now on.
The other clarity was about productivity.
How would I know my day has been productive?
I have finally figured out if I have something to share on the blog (whether it is a paragraph, a quote, a sketch, anything) I have been productive.
Daily dispatch is the only way to make sure that I have not wasted the day. I am accountable to my audience.
If I live by this rule, then I will be working on something that will go on the blog from the start of the day. I am free to do whatever I want to do each day. Whether I want to write an article or a story or even a poem or whether I feel like sketching, painting, or making a travel journal. Or it might just be my thoughts about a book I am reading… they all count. The rest, so-called ‘work,’ is just noise.
The above canvases are this weekend’s work; this post is today’s.