While some days inspiration may come easily, I still must always keep a focus on feeding my creativity, because there will be days that inspiration is lacking and therefore my imagination feels stale. [...]
When you are working at your art it will change, so take a close look at your artwork at least twice a year with the idea of revising what you usually say. People are more connected to art they can see and feel emotional about.
It's exhilarating to go through the process of problem solving when things aren't going well, coming up with creative alternatives to what isn't working and conceptualizing things in a different way to achieve a better result... [...]
Determining whether or not we are “prostituting ourselves” -- in our art, or in our lives -- is very much a personal and private conversation, highly dependent upon the yard stick we use to determine our moral choices. We must be careful in allowing others to bring in different systems of measurement and insisting that we use them. [...]
If you once painted, or wrote, or played music, and stopped, and because you stopped, you stopped connecting to the other creatives who paint and write and play music, connect again. Reach for a match. Express your fire. [...]
Sometimes you will find a piece you especially like, sometimes works aren’t as stimulating as you initially thought and once in a while a painting or sculpture will only reveal its problems or perfection upon closer scrutiny. You will find the answer. [...]