My Continuing Lessons

  1. I must always be prepared to throw everything I make out – otherwise I become attached to the result not the process. This means that I give way to fear and stop learning and experimenting with my art and style. The process then becomes only a means to an end – only the outcome becomes important instead of the process. Be scared but have the courage to do it anyway. It’s the boldness that enriches the expression. I must risk ruining my art everyday, to go beyond yesterday.

  2. There are no such things as mistakes in art. Because that assumes the importance is a) In the outcome b) less than it should/could have been.

  3. Don’t think that I know better (my mind) than the force of the art itself – the creation- God- creation is the highest force.

  4. When truly aligned I gain a fuller understanding and experience than I would have ever been able to have gained on my own. Some force comes in and creates through me.

  5. Just start – do something – something will emerge. It can only emerge out of nothing. Often it’s good not to know what – let it happen. Let it move my heart, my soul and then it will move my hands.

  6. If I don’t start anything then nothing will happen – all will stay in potentiality, not manifested. Have discipline and faith.

Richard Clague