Words to live by

"It helps to be out there, whether you're an artist or a musician,'' Porter said. "Art is so tricky to really make it work. It's like a faith. If you have a faith that it'll go somewhere, then you buckle down.''
From an article about live painting.

7. Peter Schjeldahl’s Ten Commandments for Artists: "Work, work, work, work, work, work, work, work, work, don't whine." (Found over in the archives at ArtsJournal.com)
From SL Viehl's Blog, Paperback Writer.