‘We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.’
Oscar Wilde’s famous quote is one of the greatest of all time. To me it offers such solace and conjures up an image of magical hope and wonder.
Part of the deal of being an artist, is to live with doubts and fears. In fact, I’ll be so bold as to suggest that an artist without any doubts or fears is probably not creating great work.
But the passion and the drive to create and share magic - the stars, perhaps - keep me going.
Sometimes, on dark and stormy nights, you have to paint your own stars. It definitely can be done. And each time you create your Milky Way, you build more confidence in trusting yourself to find your way.
'(S)he who has conquered doubts and fear has conquered failure.'
James Allen, As A Man Thinketh