Waiting For The Muse

R0330485smallThe trouble with waiting for a great flash of inspiration is, a lot of the times it just never shows up and one is left sitting with a brush or a camera in hand staring out the window. The great visual artist Chuck Close once said,“Inspiration is for amateurs, the rest of us just show up and get to work.”

So true! Doing great stuff means doing a ton of not great stuff first. I was recently looking back over the posts I have made over the last couple of years in this blog and was appalled by the relatively few “keepers” in the batch. Not that the “non-keepers” were terrible mind you but, in hindsight I could have done better, sometimes MUCH better.

So…sigh…Mr. Close is right. It’s time to take my camera in hand and go back to work.

2 thoughts on “Waiting For The Muse

  1. stevenjwillard

    I think one of the most deflating things I ever learned was that good photographs don’t just appear for us to make. We have to go looking for them. That doesn’t necessarily mean we have to go far, but they very rarely come to us.

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