A Relationship Worth Fighting For

Added on by Denise Gasser.

Of all the bad relationships people choose to endure, I think an artist’s relationship with artmaking is among the most arduous and significant. It’s hot and cold, on-again/off again. It incurs the most elating and rewarding highs as well as the most bitter and depressing lows. Yet try as you might to leave it for good, artmaking is always there…beckoning, challenging, confirming again and again that you will never be truly happy without it.  Even in the most ideal circumstances, this is a challenging relationship to sustain. But if you can just accept this fact, and give artmaking even a portion of the time and attention it seeks, you will see how it changes you...how it adds a sweetness to your life that cannot be duplicated in any other way. A relationship worth fighting for.