|'Down in the Bayou' 8x10 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
But I do have a Star Wars related quote posted above my desk. It is a quote from Yoda. It guides me every day as an artist.
"Do or Do Not...There is no Try" Yoda
A few years ago when I decided to become a full time working artist I was concerned. Could I really do it? Would I find collectors? Would artists want to take my classes? It was a scary time and it took a leap of faith. Yoda's quote reminded me that I had to just do it! There was no trying. I needed to believe in myself and work hard to achieve my goals as an artist.
|An alcohol wash on toned uart paper|
The quote worked for me. Whenever I would doubt myself....or whenever I was feeling tired or lazy....It reminded me to keep going. It reminded me that I need to DO. Not think about doing it or thinking about maybe trying it but to actually DO IT! This thought still guides me. When I want to try something new I am reminded to find it in myself to work at it until I succeed. This mindset will come in handy in 2016 when I am setting new art goals!
I paint everyday because I am committed to Doing it. I make time to get in the studio at some point everyday so that I can become a better artist. Yoda's quote has helped me develop this habit so I am grateful to Star Wars!
|the pastel palette used for today's painting.|