a man who works

Today, I wish to share with you a citation from a book. Sometimes, when I feel that I am not advancing in my painting explorations, when I feel like nothing works and every failure feels not like the next step towards success, sometimes I buy a book. They don’t really help, as there is only one way to get better: Training, failures and more training. But the books are a motivation.

“A man who works with his hands is a laborer, a man who works with his hands and brain is a craftsman, but a man who works with his hands, his brain, and his heart is an artist”. (Painting Portraits and Figures in watercolor, by Mary Whyte, eISBN: 978-8230-2678-4)

I think this is true. I will keep this in mind for perfumery.

And, if true, this comes with a couple of consequences. One of them being: It makes the artist vulnerable.

Today’s picture: The parking lot next to where my factory rooms are located, seen under a grey sky last Friday, with stormy winds melting the snow away.