Oil on Linen
In between painting, I enjoy reading in the summer months. I've been avoiding long books at this time because if a good book grabs me, I can't put it down until I'm finished. I'm not a chapter a day person. So I read books that don't have a story sequence. I'll save the epic novels for the cold weather months.
I came across this quote by Eric Maisel. It made quite an impression since it has to do with why we create, whether it's baking, writing, woodworking, gardening or whatever drives one's passion to create.
Love is the spirit that motivates the artist's journey. The love may be sublime, raw, obsessive, passionate, awful, or thrilling, but whatever it's quality, it's a powerful motive in the artist's life.
Sometimes I'm in the obsessive catagory. Other times I'm in the thrilling catagory. But I've definitely experienced them all.