What is most important to an artist?

Recently I was asked ~ What is most important to you as an artist?

And so I’ve been doing some musing about that…

The most important thing for an artist is to create.

My creativity is my essence expressed. So to be creative I need to connect with my essence everyday; to nourish my creative soul.

I do something that I love, everyday.

I feed and inspire my soul with beauty, walks in nature, time alone, reading, writing, contemplation… Yoga, healthy food, sleep… Friends, laughter and creative play…  I listen. I have fun. I take risks… I daydream and imagine…

And then I create. I do the work.

Whether it’s painting, writing, or taking action on my latest idea, project or goal, creating is what makes me come alive.

What makes you come alive?

How do you nurture your creative spirit?