advice from Andy Warhol

{JMR 2011} 

"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."

A fitting quote to come across today.  I collected some paints and brushes this morning on the way out of the door with the intent of doing something whimsical and soft with an elephant for someone in my life who just so happens to love elephants.  I didn't mean for it to turn out so... nursery art.  Oh well, she can hold onto it for future use if she likes, or use it for a coaster now... I don't much care about the outcome, I just had fun creating something for my friend to let her know she's cool in my book.

{etsy elephant search while I waited for inspiration to strike.}

More great advice:

It's not who you are that holds you back.  It's who you think you're not.

Be a fruit loop in a world full of cheerios.


  1. You are definitely a fruit loop...colorful, tasty, and so fun.

  2. I adore your elephant. Reminds me of my Ella. Who always loves elephants.

  3. This made me smile...I love all that advice...especially about the fruit loops. Waaaaaay better than cheerios (c:

  4. wait, you painted that first elephant piece? that's amazing!!! good for you. as a lover of elephants myself, i'm sure your friend will love it. but i do know that fear when creating. will i get ridiculed? what will their reactions be? so that andy warhol quote is very inspiring. thanks for sharing!