On Creativity

" What a beautiful testament to the creative spirit and its true motives, to creative contribution coming from a place of purpose rather than a hunger for profit." Leonard Cohen

I love this way of looking at creating art. Actually at looking at life in general, from what I can give rather than what I can get from each situation. This is not to say that I don't think that an artist should be paid well for their work, on the contrary, making art is hard work. I believe It takes years of honing skills, connecting to oneself and to one's medium, to create long lasting gifts for the world.