Monday, January 16, 2012

Art Quote Monday- Artist Nick Bantock

"Ideas are ten-a-penny. Everyone gets them. It's just that we tend to edit them out or throw them away; we dismiss them as irrelevant and unworthy, or we start to develop them but become riddled with self-doubt and lose our energy. Ideas have to be fostered, made friends with, and then encouraged through their various stages until they're strong enough to stand on their own. When they're ready, they'll make their own demands and direct their own completion."
 artist Nick Bantock The Artful Dodger p.103

7 comments:

Gwen Buchanan said...

They do make good friends don't they.

Tracy said...

This is GOOD, Shayla! More and more I learn to make friends with my ideas, and not dismiss them. Every idea could be a new best friend I have yet to get to know. :o) Happy Week ((HUGS))

picciolo said...

I know I do that, discard an idea if it isn't perfect, or also the opposite, and mull it over for so long it doesn't happen!
: )

Jason Newcomb said...

I suspect I interpret this quote more literally than most. :)

ArtPropelled said...

Just what i needed. I have The Artful Dodger and now I'm inspired to read it again. (Tumblred this today with a link to your blog)

Lisa Graham Art said...

Now you have got me curious as to what your idea is. : )

Shayla said...

Thanks for the comments and Robyn thanks for tumblering.

Lisa, I have an idea on doing figurative paintings of toddler minotaurs and for organizing a summer retreat. We'll see what I'll make friends with. What about you?