Because I Want To Get To The Easel…..

Tree peony in bloom, Feb. 28

Too many non-painting tasks this morning. I’m usually at the easel by lunchtime, but not today. It’s something we all have to figure out- how to get everything done and still have time to do what we want and need to do, which is to make art.

So, I’m going to offer some quotes I like for a rainy afternoon in Humboldt County. And then GET PAINTING!

I think people who are not artists often feel that artists are inspired. But if you have to work at your art you don’t have time to be inspired. Out of work comes the work. John Cage

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to save the world and a desire to savor the world. That makes it hard to plan the day. E.B. White

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. Scott Adams

The world today doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do? Pablo Picasso

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere. G.K. Chesterton

2 thoughts on “Because I Want To Get To The Easel…..

  1. I know the feeling about too many non-related painting tasks! Because I do work outside the art field, this is a constant fight to balance creating art and having a life. So glad you have more time to create, & blog!

    By the way, I am watching “The Long Way Around” with my boyfriend. Part of the travel was through Mongolia. Wow. How beautiful!!! I thought of you the entire way through the section of the series! It was great knowing a little more about Mongolia through your writings and then watching Ewan & Charlie ride their BMW bikes through it.

    Was the flower your next painting? What a strange idea, because I am spoiled by your landscape & animal paintings!

    Angeline of


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