"I began spending a lot of time reminding myself that regardless of whether this has all been luck or whether I have any talent isn’t what matters. Who cares about that? What matters is that I am happy getting up every day to paint and draw. What matters is that I make my best effort every day to be myself in my life and work. What matters is that I work really hard at my career. What matters is that I am thoughtful about the work I want to make and the people I want to work with. What matters is that once it started, making art for a living hasn’t failed me. " – Lisa Congdon
Read her entire post here and agree that she is simply amazing.
[A conversation with Olly some 6 weeks ago...]
Olly: "You got to learn to be an artist."
"But... isn't that self-indulgent?"
Olly: "Who cares?!"