I believe I have mentioned the wonderful painter, teacher, and mentor, Ruth Armitage a time or two. Ruth is celebrating twelve years of blogging this month by inviting some guests to post, and I was one of the lucky ones! Check out my article (it’s a new one) and stay for the art. I’ve seen her pieces in galleries, museums, and homes. It’s gorgeous!

Here’s a sample to get you started…

Beginnings and Endings

by Tara Choate

Inspiration has a near mythical relevance in the life of an artist. It’s a fairly standard question to artists at art events and artists talk about it amongst themselves. The dictionary defines inspiration as two similar, but distinct things:

  1. The process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.
  2. A sudden brilliant, creative, or timely idea.

Is inspiration the process? Or the idea itself? Read my story to find out how it connects to this dinosaur!