Tuesday, December 2, 2014

the WAR of ART

When Blake said Eternity is in love with the creations of time, he was referring to those planes of pure potential, which are timeless, placeless, spaceless, but which long to bring their visions into being here, in this time bound, space - defined world. The artist is the servant of that intention, those angels, that Muse. The enemy of the artist is the ego, which begets Resistance, which is the dragon that guards the gold. That's why an artist must be a warrior and, like all warriors, artists over time acquire modesty and humility. They may, some of them, conduct themselves flamboyantly in public. But alone with the work they are chaste and humble. They know they are not the source of the creations they bring into being. They only facilitate. They carry. They are the willing and skilled instruments of the gods and goddesses they serve. - excerpt from the WAR of ART by Steven Pressfield. My husband turned me on to this book several years ago, it has become a guide book of sorts to me…. especially at this time!!!!