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The Art of Being an Artist
Karen Sweeny
To recognize that we never stop learning, whoever we are, whatever we do.
To do the very best our ability allows, at whatever level, without regret or self-pity.
To recognize that we all begin at the same beginning, and that where we go and what we do from there is our own responsibility.
To applaud the achievements of every fellow artist, reguardless of whether he or she is a beginning, intermediate, advanced or professional artist.
To understand that learning and progress come from doing-painting, drawing, studying-and that we ger fromit what we put into it.  There"s no shortcut to experience.
To realize that each one of us shares the same gift, from the same giver, and that we are companions in the same struggle, the same dream.
To paint, draw or create from the heart, rather than from ego; the ture artist is the creator within us.
Chinese Proverb
"When soneone shares something of value with you, and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others."
"Teaching might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit."       John Steinbeck