A creative rut is awful but inevitable for most of us! In a moment when your brain can’t seem to think outside of the box, it’s easy to be hard on yourself and wallow in self-pity, waiting for inspiration to fall from the sky. So how do you move through a creative block and come through winning on the other side? There’s no better way to get through a creative rut than looking to other artists who have lived through their own creative blocks.
Read on to find some inspirational quotes from leading artists to get you through the creative crisis to complete that masterpiece you have been working on!
“I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.” – Frida Kahlo
“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.” — Pablo Picasso
“If the artist has outer and inner eyes for nature, nature rewards him by giving him inspiration.” – Wassily Kandinsky
“It is not so much where my motivation comes from but rather how it manages to survive.” – Louise Bourgeois
“We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.” – Bob Ross
“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent van Gogh
“To be an artist is to believe in life.” – Henry Moore
“The richness I achieve comes from nature, the source of my inspiration.” – Claude Monet
“If I could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.” – Edward Hopper
“Before I start carving the idea must be almost complete. I say ‘almost’ because the really important thing seems to be the sculptor’s ability to let his intuition guide him over the gap between conception and realization without compromising the integrity of the original idea.”- Barbara Hepworth
“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant, there is no such thing. Making your unknown known is the important thing.” – Georgia O’Keeffe
“Creativity takes courage.” – Henri Matisse
“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” – Andy Warhol