Have you every read a quote that speaks to the heart? I love to collect quotes from many different sources and write them down in my black leather journal. It's where I turn for inspiration when I'm feeling off kilter. But this quote turned my thinking upside down.
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
I was struck by the utter simplicity. To me it means that no matter how proficient we are or what we have experienced in life, we're still always learning. As an artist, it is especially freeing to think that every time I pick up a paintbrush, it's an experiment. I may follow a formula or certain rules, but I can never predict the outcome. Thanks, Ralph!