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I found this article online "Advice From Artists" and some of the quotes were so Inspiring and helpful I wanted to remember them and I definitely thought they were worth sharing, so I thought I'd put them in a journal. This is the link to the whole article…

"I give myself permission to just make for the sake of making without any thought to the outcome, which can be surprisingly hard. … What I would tell my younger self is this: There is no “right” way to make art. The only wrong is in not trying, not doing. Don’t put barriers up that aren't there — just get to work and make something." -Lisa Golightly

"I think it’s important to remember that making art is a process. It is never finished. The occupation itself is one of process, exploration, and experimentation. It is one of questioning and examining. Each thing you make is part of a continuum, and you are always developing. You don’t always get it right, but I find that approaching everything as a work in progress allows you to take the good with the bad. You’re never going to please everyone. Take what you can from criticism, and let go of the rest. When it comes to constructive criticism, I welcome that and think it is important to have people you can discuss your work with who will give you honest and constructive feedback. It’s not always what you want to hear, but that is often exactly what is needed. It can be very confronting, but very useful." -Mel Robson

I think as an artist it’s very easy to [equate self-worth with artistic success] because of the nature of the work. If you think of art as a job, then your product is so much more than hours invested. The product is a piece of yourself, so of course if the reception is not the greatest, then it can feel like a direct hit to who you are as a person. I think this happened a lot more when I was younger and still finding my way around. I would doubt my direction when a viewer wasn’t thrilled. The trick for me is not to put more distance between my work and myself, but to close that gap completely. I can see myself in the art that I create, and that builds a wall of confidence." -Hollie Chastain

When you put so much of yourself and your time into something, it’s hard to separate it from who you are." -Julia Rothman

"Opinion is really the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another's world. It requires profound purpose larger than the self kind of understanding." -Bill Bullard

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SayuriIto Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much Huggle! 
ChIandra4U Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014   General Artist
Thanks for sharing these thoughts 
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for sharing this, my dear :iconflyingheartsplz::iconaawplz::iconflyingheartsplz: It left me thinking ... :iconhmm-plz:

3Eira Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for sharing it. I epsecially like Lisa Golightly's and Billy Bullard's quotes, I will add them to me inspirational quotes!

I want to share with quote with you, whenever you feel down about your project remember: "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great," by Mark Twain.
COLOREDINLOVE Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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