This entry was originally posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2012

“To love life through labor is to be intimate with life’s innermost secret.

All work is empty save when there is love, for work is love made visible.”

-Kahlil Gibran

As with all affairs of the heart, a relationship takes time and a commitment.
It takes work.
So it is with painting.
How much time do you spend on your art?
How committed are you to becoming a better artist?

Maybe today should not only be about the loved ones in your life but the love of your creative soul.
Make a date with your paints.
Spend some time planning the event. Tidy up your desk. Set out the water, the brushes, the palette.
Find what it is that you want to do.
Perhaps get all dressed up.
(I have a friend that puts on bright red lipstick before she paints. I prefer my favorite sweatshirt).
Turn off the phone so you can be alone.
Turn up the music.
And get to work.
Make love happen.
For work is love made visible.

Leslie Lambert

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