Artist Elizabeth Chinavare

Of all the obstacles keeping you from your art and its creation, your anxiety about it being ‘good enough’ will be the only thing actually preventing you from moving forward, if you let it.
There is a difference between vulnerability and weakness.
Spite is not an ugly word. You can accomplish many things through spite.
Don’t ignore your grief or anger. Acknowledge its presence and its necessity and move on. Don’t wallow in it.
So what if it has been done before? Do it again.
Creation is an act of self investment, not a chore. Make time for it.
Chase what scares you. Pursue what frustrates you.
If you can say something simply, you’ve said it eloquently.
You’re going to make some terrible art along the way. Embrace it. Learn from it. Improve.
In a society of sedation and emotional distraction, understand that if the lobster never felt pain or discomfort it would stunt its own growth process in favor of comfort.
– Elizabeth Chinavare

This artists work is also featured in the Long Beach ArtWalk Magazine Fall Issue. The magazine can be downloaded or purchased in print here.