An Artist’s Creed

footprints of the heart …

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Thanks to D’elve Je Veux III for the inspiration

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy,
a quickening that is translated through you into action
and because there is only one of you in all of time,
this expression is unique. And if you block it,
it will never exist through any other medium
and it will be lost. The world will not have it.
It is not your business to determine how good it is
nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions.
It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly,
to keep the Channel open.
You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work.
You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you.
Keep the channel open.
No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time.
There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that
keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.”

Martha Graham, quoted by Agnes de Mille, Martha: The Life and Work of
Martha Graham.

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~ by katrinataylor44 on March 14, 2013.

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