Christeen Street Studios Weekly Blog

Hello readers and happy Monday, I must apologize for my two-week blog break. I felt I needed some time to gather new material to discuss. Not trying to dive into it too deeply, thinking about mental health, I find reading through some quotes is always pleasant and sometimes uplifting; everyone needs a little bit of uplifting now-and-then. That’s when it hit me, the light bulb clicked on above my head and I had my blog! No literally though, someone walked in and turned on the light. Hahaha, lol ok ok, I just had to! I wanted to share a little bit of some of things I have saved for myself for when I need it most. The following are quotes and sayings, mostly from famous people and artists I found on Pinterest. Over the months I have created a board full of these tidbits that I hope you enjoy! Please feel free to check out my board and many others @ChristeenStreet. For the sake of this post I selected a few of these quotes that pertain to art, the struggle of being an artist, or they just really resonated with me. Enjoy!

Art is when you hear a knocking from your soul—and you answer (Terri Guillemets)

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but rather their inward significance (Aristotle)

You are bigger than what is making you anxious (Unknown)

Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it (Salvador Dali)

I don’t think there’s an artist of any value who doesn’t doubt what they’re doing (Francis Ford Coppola)

Prove yourself to yourself, not others. (Unknown)

I don’t want my life to imitate art, I want my life to be art (Carrie Fisher)

We fall. We break. We fail. But then, we rise. We heal. We overcome. (auxx.me)

Art is not always about pretty things. It’s about who we are, what happened to us, and how our lives are forever affected. (Elizabeth Brown)

The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to (Frida Kahlo)

In spite of everything I shall rise again: I will take up my pencil, which I have forsaken in my great discouragement, and I will go on with my drawing. (Vincent van Gogh)

The inspiration you seek is already within you. Be silent and listen. (Rumi)

To live a creative life, we must lose fear of being wrong. (Joseph Chilton Pearce)

Art is to console those who are broken by life (Vincent van Gogh)

You’ve always had the power my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself. (The Wizard of Oz)

I am just striving to be more like me than I have ever been. (Unknown)

Until next week, Christeen