The Artist Never Entirely Knows

The Artist Never Entirely Knows

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When you choose to be a creative artist, there are no guarantees.

There are no promises or assurances that our latest project will be a success, but we do it anyway.

We are always incomplete.

We will never have everything we (think) we need in order to create our art.

We may never have all of the knowledge, the tools, or the right credentials to create what we are wanting to create — but we do it anyway.

All we really need is the willingness to try.

To have the courage and the willingness to stumble blindly through the darkness, occasionally bump into walls, and most likely look like an idiot somewhere along the way.

It’s really not about success or failure.  It’s about having the courage to make an imperfect attempt.

So we dance, we write, we paint, we play, and do whatever we can with what we have.

We continue to try even though we never entirely know what we are doing.

In order to do this, however, we need to be willing to leave behind our past successes and expose ourselves to an uncertain future. What we end up creating in the process is irrelevant.

Because it’s not really about what we create, it’s about whether or not we are able to overcome our own fears and doubts and find the courage to leap back into the darkness one more time.


 Are you ready to take the leap?


“The artist never entirely knows–We guess.
We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark”
~Agnes de Mille

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