How to be an Artist !


  • Stay loose                         
  • Learn to watch snails
  • Plant impossible gardens
  • Invite someone dangerous to tea
  • Make little signs that say ‘yes’ and post them all over your house
  • Make lists, lists and more lists
  • Make friends with freedom and uncertainty
  • Don’t be scared to be you
  • Look forward to your dreams
  • Cry during movies
  • Swing as high as you can on a swing (by moonlight even)
  • Cultivate moods
  • Do it ‘for love’ and do everything ‘with love’
  • Take lots of naps – for thinking and dreaming
  • Give money away. Do it NOW. The money will follow
  • Believe in magic and imagine you are magic
  • Laugh a lot and giggle with children
  • Celebrate every gorgeous moment
  • Take moonbaths
  • Read and draw (or doodle) every day
  • Listen to old people
  • Open up. Dive in. Be free.
  • Bless yourself as you are blessed
  • Drive away fear
  • Entertain your inner child
  • Get wet – especially in the rain
  • Hug trees
  • Write love letters
  • Talk to yourself
  • SING (especially by yourself)
  • Believe the impossible is possible
  • Care about everything you do
In my studio
In my studio

Published by Steffi Goddard Artist

Contemporary artist, painter of large exciting abstract paintings, contemporary faces and anything that inspires me including poetry, nature, oceans and the female face and form

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