April 10, 2012
the-unnamable:

“The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who’ll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself… Inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and somehow deceptive. You feel like you need this great idea before you can get down to work, and I find that’s almost never the case.”
- Chuck Close

I think I posted this once before but it kind of deserves the reblog.

the-unnamable:

“The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who’ll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself… Inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and somehow deceptive. You feel like you need this great idea before you can get down to work, and I find that’s almost never the case.”

- Chuck Close

I think I posted this once before but it kind of deserves the reblog.

(via jennyannmorgan)

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    True words. I love a little lightening now and then but first I have to hustle to get the storm brewing.
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    …Yup.
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    “The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who’ll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration....
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    I found this to be, oddly enough, inspiring.
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