Orchard Lab

A place to share my thoughts and learnings

April 10 2023

Art is about the maker

Its aim: to be an expression of who you are.

You are creating the work that best represents you.

Wanting to outperform another artist or make a work better than theirs rarely results in true greatness. Nor is it a mindset that has a healthy impact on the rest of our lives. As Theodore Roosevelt pointed out, comparison is the thief of joy. Besides, why would we want to create with the purpose of diminishing someone else?

Great art is an invitation, calling to creators everywhere to strive for still higher and deeper levels.

Rick Rubin

The Creative Act: A Way Of Being

Posted at — Apr 10, 2023