by Clay Mills
Aug 30, 2015
What If These Artist Had Said “I Only Create When I’m Inspired”
By: Clay Mills
Do you find yourself choosing to only writeåÊsongs when your inspired byåÊheartache or some other major life event? Here’s a quick list of some truly great art the world would never know if the artist had said, ÛÏI only create when IÛªm inspired, otherwise I will just be forcing it:Û Michael Angelo spent four years painting the Sistine Chapel. He painted daily for years, embracing his work (labor). He didnÛªt want to take the job at first because he considered himself a sculptor not a painter. But once he committed to the job, he didnÛªt wait for inspiration to strike. He began and inspiration found him daily. Monet painted the Japanese Bridge in his gardens at Giverny 71 times. He didnÛªt wait until he felt inspired to paint the perfect version of this bridge. He painted it from different angles in different light all day long and let the work inspire him. I doubt he even thought to himself, “this one looks like the last 70!”
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