Get to Work!
This is a great short about art, creativity, and persistence to give you a creative boost to get out there this weekend and do some work.
“The most important possible thing you can do is do a lot of work.” – Ira Glass
Many thanks to my wonderfully creative friend, Stina French, for sharing this with me!
It closely echoes Chuck Close’s motto for creative work, a snippet that came to me by way of another of my incredibly creative friends, Nicole Dube:
“Inspiration is for amateurs — the rest of us just show up and get to work. And the belief that things will grow out of the activity itself and that you will — through work — bump into other possibilities and kick open other doors that you would never have dreamt of if you were just sitting around looking for a great ‘art idea.’ And the belief that process, in a sense, is liberating and that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel every day. Today, you know what you’ll do, you could be doing what you were doing yesterday, and tomorrow you are gonna do what you did today, and at least for a certain period of time you can just work. If you hang in there, you will get somewhere.” – Chuck Close
I completely agree with both. Now get to work!