Van Gogh

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”
-Vincent Van Gogh

I guess this quote explains itself. No one can tell you that you cannot paint. Because you can, literally. Don’t let criticism silence you. You are the controller of your paintbrush. Pick it up and paint with what your mama gave you (heeheeharhar). When I think of Van Gogh, and this quote, I think about how his ear was gone. He could only hear half of the people criticizing him. Maybe we should cut off an ear. Or maybe both.

I kid.

I’m one of those people who have to listen to criticism in order to get better. Negative criticism is always the best criticism.



“True art is ch…

“True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.”
-Albert Einstein

Didn’t expect a man like Einstein to understand true art. Then again, he was one of the smartest men in the world. I believe in every word that is said in this quote. It explains lots of us artist. We can only create true art is we have the desire and determination to do so. If you’re on your arse trying to think of something to create, wasting time because of the common excuse “Artist Block” or “Writer’s Block” then you’re thinking much too hard. I’ve had experience with this before.

I plan on writing a novel for a contest that will help me pay for college and I always get stuck at some point. But once I get an idea (maybe after a day or so) and write it down, it looks like crap and I have to regain the concept of what I was writing. I’m not saying that these blocks are bad and you shouldn’t have them, they are perfectly normal. What I’m trying to say is that if I, for example, had a true urge to write this story, I would 1.) Plan ahead, 2.) write by the guidelines I create for myself and 3.) stick with it til the job is done. Sounds like extra work, but that’s what it takes. Plans are better than just winging it. And 85% of good reads are planned. 90% of famous paintings and sculptures are planned.

Maybe none of you get that from such a small quote, but thats what I got.



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