Monday, June 11, 2012

Art Quote Monday- Creative Power and/or Talent?

"It would be a mistake to ascribe this creative power to an inborn talent. In art, the genuine creator is not just a gifted being, but a man who has succeeded in arranging for their appointed end, a complex of activities of which the work is the outcome. The artist begins with a vision- a creative operation requiring an effort. Creativity takes courage."

Matisse

2 comments:

Tracy said...

LOVE this by Matisse! "Creativity takes courage." It does... Every day courage to show up, to be, to do, to express. It's BIG! I used to get hung up on my own talent, or lack of. Now it is about power... claiming my personal power and courage. So of life is a creative express, we're all artists in some way. It's the courage to act that makes the difference, I think. Love your art quote Mondays, Shayla :o) Happy Week ((HUGS))

M.Kate said...

Love this quote. I think i am a pretty creative person, but i hardly have time to show them off hehe :) Have a fab weekend Shayla...hugs/MK