What creates a great artist like Vincent van Gogh, Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Leonardo da Vinci or Michelangelo? Are artists born or made? We believe that every new born is a great artist, the decision of staying one is entirely yours.
“GLENN O’BRIEN: What was your first work of art?
ANDY WARHOL: I used to cut out paper dolls.
GO: How old were you?
The possibilities are absolutely endless today, but so is the competition. Staying true to yourself and pursuing one’s dreams can therefore feel like a mountain too high to climb. Getting up every morning with the feeling that you are doing exactly what you dreamed of is priceless. Do not trade your aspirations and settle for anything less! Today we will share with you few quotes from interviews with creative people and artists who are well known and successful in their industry to keep your motivated.
“I love going to work every day. I never sat on the edge of my bed and think, oh, I do not want to do this today. Not once.” Jenna Lyons
Inspiration and the need to stay creative is crucial for all visual artists. Children art illustrator Jennie Bradley says: “I love being surround by visual stimulation; it can be very inspiring. I find being surrounded by designs and illustrations that I love or admire can really get my creative juices going. The designs don’t even necessarily have to be of the same subject or style, sometimes just seeing designs I like puts me in the right frame of mind to be creative.”
We already talked about how your environment influences you here, so do not forget that.
We fight for improvement through the charities supported every day, Artworkheroes- artists also fight:
“THE LIFE OF A DESIGNER IS A LIFE OF FIGHT. FIGHT AGAINST THE UGLINESS. JUST LIKE A DOCTOR FIGHTS AGAINST DISEASE. FOR US, THE VISUAL DISEASE IS WHAT WE HAVE AROUND, AND WHAT WE TRY TO DO IS CURE IT SOMEHOW WITH DESIGN.” MASSIMO VIGNELLI
But the struggle seems to be inevitable link to progress in anyone’s search for improvement.
Johan van Mullem: “Once you have found yourself, you start to become aware of the universe, that everything is totally free but also part of “the all.” Everything is linked, and everything is inside everything. It is here that the emotional and material worlds come together in a place where there is no unique truth, only different ways of interpretation.
Most important is the present; the highest point of balance in the universe. We cannot fully explain where we came from or where we’ll go. As artists, we constantly create possibilities for the world to progress. It is our job to highlight human kind’s amazing capacity for adaptation. To make something new possible, we must abandon something else. We create history. Each period creates its own limits, which are in constant evolution. Life, and therefore art, is in eternal transition.”
Do not give up on your dreams and aspirations, you are an artist when you decide to be one and no one can tell you otherwise. Decide to be one now, if that is what you always wanted! The most important think is that you do what you love and that you love what you do!