Art, Fear and Travel
After eight hours of travel, I've finally arrived in Minneapolis for Confab Central.
It's 11:28 p.m. Pennsylvania time and I am exhausted. But I've committed to writing every day this year, so I'll share a quote from Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking. I listened to the Audible version of the book on my flight. It's exactly the wisdom I've been needing during this phase of my writing process.
Maybe it's exactly what you need, too. See for yourself:
"You learn to make your work by making your work. And a great many of the pieces you make along the way will never stand out as 'finished art.' The best you can do is make art you care about--and lots of it. The rest is largely a matter of perseverance ...
"Until your ship comes in, the only people who will really care about your work are those who care about you personally. Those close to you know that the work is essential to your well-being. They will always care about your work, if not because it is great then because it is yours. And this is something to be genuinely thankful for."
Let it be known that I am thankful for you, dear reader, and every second you spend reading my words. Send me a smoke signal, as Mary Ann Moss says. Let me know what's going on in your neck of the woods.