Musings of the Artists Mind
You can’t avoid that perky acquaintance when you are just feeling cranky! You have a choice to remain grouchy of embrace the happy energy this friend is showering upon you. What will you do? I chose to see her as an angel sent to break you of your negative mindset and now you can start to focus on what makes you happy again. So, reach out and hug her with all the love in your heart and amplify her positivity outward into the universe. Perhaps the two of you can lighten the day for someone else.
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What inspires an artist?
“All they see” is the first and most literal answer.
For me, that is literally hundreds of gallery & museum exhibits, thousands of books, and tens of thousands of images online.
Books that Inspired and Influenced my Experimentation:
When asked where to start a book collections, I almost always recommend these art bibles: Janson’s “History of Art” OR Phaidon’s “The Art Book” Both give a nice overview with good pictures. Once you’ve discovered what you are attracted to there most, you can then dig deeper into that area.
These are perhaps the most accessible influences, but the truth is that my influences run deep through thousands of books and works I’ve seen & read. If you have the time, you are free to visit my GoodReads library to see a fraction of the books I’ve read. These are the ones I remember, that is. Or you can visit the ever growing collection on my Pinterest account.