Don’t wait for a good idea to come to you. Start by realising an average idea – no one has to see it. If I hadn’t made the works I’m ashamed of, the ones I’m proud of wouldn’t exist.”
~ Polly Morgan, artist
There is never the best idea. Like the artist, the idea grows. One day at a time, moment by moment, it grows and flowers.
I give thanks to gatekeepers who thought that what I was doing was impossible because they shaped my life. That experience made me a better person. I am me because of them.” ~ Zanele Muholi, photographer (source)
Strength to carry on and endure is the key to anyone pursuing a career in the arts. You need to believe in yourself and your motives to succeed. Stay on track… Listen intently to your critics but ultimately it is the power of your own belief that will provide you with success.