It is important to create because it’s necessary, inevitable and possibly magical. A woman’s perspective is a big part of life.
It was a big moment for me when I realized that not only should I do art for most of the time of my life but that I should also do it for myself. That happened to me later in life, in my mid-thirties. I know it may sound silly or trite but I grew up a people pleaser with a mindset that work is always for money. Work will always be hard, but realizing that you are not just one of the working ants trying to survive, but that being an artist means something…and it’s most meaningful to yourself.
Love is when you’re happy with no additions necessary.
Big wooden table with paint stains and everything is within reach.
Kindergarten, drawing little girls.
Work hard, persist, don’t be discouraged by other people’s abilities or greatness, listen to your own artistic voice, dare to be alone.
Women’s rights and racism.
A warm blanket.
It’s on the schedule
Working is a pain and sometimes impossible when I am overwhelmed with anxiety or other emotional issues..
Georgia O’Keefe, René Magritte, Salvador Dali, Maira Kalman, Christoph Neimann, My husband Aaron, My mother.
This will very possibly change in the future, but for now it’s: Things are usually not how they always seem.
I hope people will give artists a widespread higher value (both amateurs and professionals) and treat it like a real job.
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