As school started I would select a special quote from a great artist or thinker.
As a teacher I posted the quote near door where my students entered and exited each day as a reminder of that year’s big idea. When I taught older kids, I would introduce myself and my class with this quote. The quote helped me frame what I wanted to focus on in the art studio. In the corporate world you might call it the mission or vision statement.
I still love quotes and I play with them in sketchbooks and journals. Recently I purchased a book of quotes inspirational illustrated quotes by Lesley Riley. I like to keep the book in my studio to flip through when I need a little break. I also have a few small posters of artists quotes that are tucked in shelves to hide the paint I need to touch up and for me to rediscover when I am searching for materials.
Below are some quotes that I inspire me with their big ideas:
When I am in my studio the stress of daily life disappears.
Embracing the mistake always leads me to new discoveries.
Making art is an expression of my true self.
Do you have a favorite quote?
Let me know what it is.
Until next time…….