Learning how to live as an artist – Stuart Bush Studio Notes
It feels like it has taken me a long time to work out what I think is important and to trust myself. When it comes to sharing my errors and experiences, I want to be an open book. There is a lot to learn from small discoveries, successful experiments and breakthroughs, in the studio, in life and from a positive personal outlook. There is also stuff that I wish someone had shared with me. I use to hate making mistakes. However, now, my perspective on how to live as an artist has turned full circle. I am grateful for the mistakes I made. I now see that making mistakes was a great gift.
After a mistake, I sometimes find myself laughing before I pick myself up and quickly move on. My blog post discusses these informative moments, the obstacles I have overcome, what I have learnt about creativity and the many big decisions I have had to make.
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I have started to change how I respond to the world. I’ve stopped comparing myself to other artists. I now know that perfection is the wrong target to aim for. I realise fear kills creativity and that I need to be in control of my artistic direction. However, I now see my superpower is more important than my successes. By documenting my failures, my wrong turns and my experiences I hope l am helping people to know more, to do more and be more.
By learning to live as an artist, I now realise, my greatest gift has been the growth that comes from my mistakes.
"I am delighted when I have a paintbrush in my hand, making something I have never seen before"