Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Artistic "Pride"

A good list was given on Robert Glenn's Twice Weekly Newsletter regarding our approach to our work and work habits:

"A sense of pride is one of the finer arts that we need to learn. We need shots of pride when we enter our work place, when we handle our tools, as we proceed in our processes, and when our projects are drawing to a close. Here are a few ideas for the care and maintenance of pride:

Develop professional, workmanlike habits.
Build joy into your working hours.
Take care, be patient, raise standards.
Organize for efficiency and creative flow.
Know that unrest is part of the program.
Gain power from learning and knowledge.
Demand artistic truth and integrity.
Be in love with your own intuition.
In humility, find your divinity within.
Sign with eternity in mind."

Oh, and:

"No artist is pleased. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others."

Martha Graham

So once again - to being alive, and creating with joy and integrity.


Maya said...

Hi Tlc....just wanted to say a big thank you for your lovely card and the lovely postcard! Both were gorgeous.

tlc illustration said...

You are so incredibly welcome. Yours was gorgeous as well (I have it on display in the studio currently).