”Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” - Andy Warhol
I’m loving this quote this morning as the sun suddenly bursts into my office. Also with this general idea not to use my Thinking-head to solve things, that makes this quote even better. Just don’t think unless it comes from your Heart, your grounded lovely daring heart which we all have …
I don’t really know a lot about Andy Warhol - did he become successful before or after he died, who supported him, what influenced him, but this quote of his sets me into complete curiosity mode. I think he did live during a more permissive period and wow, what personal intuitive powers he had and set into motion. I do know that I don’t love love love his art … I guess I never took it very seriously. I know it’s worth a lot (now? then?) and the fact that it doesn’t move me emotionally combined with the huge amount of money attached to his art doesn’t make sense. OR maybe in my mind it DOES make sense. It’s one of my confusing beliefs around money:: all valuable things in life are free. The things I value in life are free. Money is gross. People who value money are gross. People who have money are gross. :). The root of so much corruption and evil in the world is connected to money.
And yet, sometimes there are moments when I know that all I want to do when I grow up is go shopping. Design things. Beautiful things.
Not to mention expensive wool.
Anyway, just trying to unearth any possible negativity I have around money ….
I realized another important internal piece for me, about me. The art Andy made and made more of … As I write my way through this weird art piece that is my life, this writing that was not the goal of my path. This side expression that is coming out because the first goal was not granted me me, the dream design job. I realize that I did decide to up the ante. That not only will I keep designing, but I have started and will keep writing. And while all of you are deciding what exactly it is you are going to do with me and my art, I’ll make more.
Perseverance … is what Andy is talking about … I feel deeply deeply grateful to him this moment … I wish we could have met.