My very good friend Tracey wrote a blog post a month or so ago with an incredibly inspirational quote embedded in it. Trace admits that she doesn't remember where she found the quote but that it helps her grow in small but significant ways.
I read this quote and Tracey's take on what it meant to her and found myself incredibly inspired. I've now pilfered her quote! It inspires me to push myself just a little farther than is comfortable. As Trace said...
She explained the quote perfectly. We, as artists don't need to be aggressive with ourselves, pushing and pushing for new and different. We can just lean into discomfort, add just a little pressure and give ourselves the room to grow naturally. Think of it like exercise. Trainers say you should push until it hurts just a little, then as your muscles heal over the next day of rest before your next workout, they grow stronger for the push.
I love this quote and that's what I did my art about this week. The postcard sized piece sits in a little frame right next to my work desk where I can see it everyday and remember The Lean. Thanks Trace, for your wonderful friendship and for allowing me to steal your superlative quote. I truly appreciate it.
|I added the Leaning Tower Of Pisa as a tongue-in-cheek visual|
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