The Artist as Dreamer

“As an artist, there is no right or wrong way to create your art; there’s just beauty or there’s not beauty; there’s happiness or there’s not happiness.  If you believe yourself to be an artist, then everything becomes possible again.  Words are your paintbrush, and your life is the canvas.  You can paint whatever you want to paint; you can even copy another artist’s work – but what you express with your paintbrush is the way you see yourself, the way you see the entire reality.”

text from “The Fifth Agreement,” Don Miguel Ruiz