Art Journal Quotes

Yikes, I skipped a chapter in the book, and have to go back and write it. That kind of topples the delicate time chart. And of course, the inner critic shows up. And he doesn’t show up alone, no, he shows up in a clown car and 20 relatives will jump out to make sure I feel like I’m losing my mind.

So it’s time for art journaling quotes:

Time on your hands. Image from

Time on your hands.
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The most essential factor is persistence – the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.  –– James Whitcomb Riley

If you’re interested, you do whatever is convenient.  When you’re committed, you do whatever it takes.   —John Assaraf

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
–Thomas Merton

The artist soul thrives on adventure…and many adventures require that we muster up the courage to be a beginner. —Julia Cameron

—Quinn McDonald is feeling just a trifle uneasy about the deadline she faces. But she’s still going to walk and go to lunch with someone who is supportive and smart.


12 thoughts on “Art Journal Quotes

  1. Quinn, don’t even give the IC a second thought. Ignore this creep and the clowns and move on without slowing down your pace. Lunch is a great idea and when you get home, you’ll feel refreshed and ready to tackle and correct any problems. Likely, they aren’t really problems, just recalculated thoughts that seem more interesting to follow.

  2. You write “in order”? That’s a completely different approach from how I work, which is much more “a bit here, a bit there” but never in the final order of presentation.

  3. Sometimes stuff just happens. Give the IC and his clown mates a couple of shovels and a herd of well fed horses and show them your garden! If they act true to form, you can have a happy and well-deserved break watching their circus antics because they will be far too busy to comment on yours.
    If the world is really going to end in a few hours according to the doomsday prophecies, its not going to matter if you miss a deadline, and if it doesn’t, going out for lunch sounds a pretty good way of making sure the IC doesn’t get a word in and you come back to work refreshed and fired up!

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