"Inspiration comes for the day’s work, for the moment’s discipline, and you either use it or you don’t. There is only right now, this moment of creation, and so I’ve learned to use it up. Art doesn't lend itself to perfectionists and misers. I've found that my creativity responds to generosity. ... Art is like that daily manna-bread to me. There is always enough for the day. Gather it, eat it while it’s there, turn around and release it by sharing it."
"Let the work of your mentors marinate in your head. Soak in the art of those you admire and let them inform your work like a great cloud of witnesses. Let them mingle in your head and have tea with one another. Listen in as they trade ideas and inspiration. Read several books at once and let them spar." - Emily Freeman