Thursday, January 17, 2013

Artistic ability

I found this here:

Artisans Cup in Portland in October 2013

"Artistic ability is not something that improves without making the effort to improve. Without having an inquisitive spirit, humility, effort and the courage to improve, artistic ability will not shine through.
Thank you, Mr. Kimura"

How true! Well, many will think that they have done bonsai for ten, twenty or even thirty years and therefore they MUST be good.
Have you ever wondered how many mediocre, poor or even very poor car drivers have practiced driving for ten, twenty, thirty, forty, sixty or more years. And they have not improved.
Have you ever wondered why it is that young men at the age of twenty are race car drivers having had a driver's license only for two years?


Stephen Krall said...

This is very true Walter! Artistic ability is as much passion and persistance as it is natural ability. It has taken me 48 years to start to understand this in my own life. Only rarely does a natural ability come to someone, the rest of us have to really, really,really work at it, and stick with it long enough to meet our own expectations we set for ourselves.


Shaukat Islam said...


This is so true, and I fully agree with your comment.