When artist Chuck Close was asked, "Do you have a motto or creed that as an artist you live by"? This was his response:
" Inspiration is for amatures-the rest of us just show up and get to work. And the belief that things will grow out of the activity itself and that you will - through work - bump into other possibilities and kick open other doors that you would never have dreamt of if you were just sitting around looking for a great "art idea". And the belief that process, in a sense, is liberating and that you don't have to reinvent the wheel every day".
From - Inside The Painter's Studio by Joe Fig
Posted by Brandt Eisner