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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Diane Arenberg

"Being true to yourself is what feeds creativity, not self-doubt and criticism."

American Artist

First Light
Over the eight years that I have watched American Idol, one of the most common comments from the judges involved being true to oneself.  Young artists are often encouraged to be themselves, but many spend years imitating someone they love.  At some point you must step beyond your mentors and show the world the artist you are.  

Don't paint what others want you to paint.  Don't write novels that you think will sell.  Paint and write what you want whether it sells or not.  Someday the world will catch up with you.  You are probably ahead of your time.  Remember to be true to yourself.