MANY NON-ARTISTS THINK THAT IF ONE IS NOT CONSTANTLY BUSY OR PRODUCTIVE, THAT ONE IS LAZY OR NOT CREATING VALUE. IN ORDER FOR AN ARTIST TO BE PRODUCTIVE, THEY MUST HAVE A LACK OF BUSY:
"The space and quiet that idleness provides is a necessary condition for
standing back from life and seeing it whole, for making unexpected
connections and waiting for the wild summer lightning strikes of
inspiration — it is, paradoxically, necessary to getting any work done."
Cynthia Mosser (cynthiamosser.com) is an artist (painter) whose work is influenced by color, folk art, design, nature and whimsy. She is represented by the Augen Gallery and is a foundation art instructor at the Art Institute of Portland in Portland, Oregon USA.