Encouraging


The great courage of the creative artist - whether it's a composer, a writer, a painter or whatever - is that he or she is willing to sit down and write that first line of dialog, make that first stroke on the canvas. Even though the artist realizes that by that act he is beginning to destroy the vision he has in his mind. Because the vision you've got for a book is monumental, it flows like water, it's beautiful, it's this, it's that. But to write it, you have to struggle into the real world.
~Robert Campbell

Comments

Marianne Elixir said…
Wow...this quote is exactly what I have been struggling with lately! Thank you for the encouragement.
jodi said…
reality never quite =vision. It's sad. *sigh*
Cecily said…
the nitty gritty of life. why do we always want perfection? I guess because we are longing for something better. I like this quote a lot Deanna.

Thankyou for your kind comments and email while we were away. I am a slack replier I'm sorry! But I appreciated your thoughts and am glad you liked the postcard!
fresca said…
Oh, I like this. Writing or whatever is more like digging a ditch than dreaming. I'm pretty good at the ideas part, pretty bad at the doing it part.
And then comes the throwing away half your work because it doesn't work and starting all over again--that really separates the brave from the adequate... (Alas, I'm not necessarily in the former category.)
Deanna said…
Marianne, I'm glad it found you where you are, and I admire your efforts.

Jodi, yeah. Someday, maybe?

Cecily, you done great, corresponding some, even in the midst of travel. I'm glad you're back home to "talk" to again, though.

Fresca, you know it, about the chucking half of what gets put down first and all. But creative expression - we gotta do it somehow. And I'm glad.
Bella Art Girl said…
beautiful...signed up and am RSSing now...exactly the beginning of dilemma
A Life Uncommon said…
What an awesome quote and so true!!!
Deanna said…
Bella and A Life, thanks both of you for keeping in touch from your realms of creative beauty.