“Art is a crushing chore and a wonderful privilege.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

October 4, 2015

From Elizabeth Gilbert’s book Big Magic:

“Creativity is sacred, and it is not sacred.
What we make matters enormously, and it doesn’t matter at all.
We toil alone, and we are accompanied by spirits.
We are terrified, and we are brave.
Art is a crushing chore and a wonderful privilege.
Only when we are at our most playful can divinity finally get serious with us.”
2015 10 03 Peppermint Bottle WIP
I’m still working on this – and it needs a lot of help yet. I’m painting on primed canvas taped to masonite at the moment. I’ll use it to cover a hand-bound book when it’s finished. Based on this image from Cezanne. 

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