How to be an Artist…by Sark | Amarillo Texas Photographer

  • Stay loose
  • Learn to watch snails
  • Plant impossible gardens
  • Invite someone dangerous to Tea
  • Make little signs that say "Yes!" and post them all over your house
  • Make friends with freedom and uncertainty
  • Look forward to dreams
  • Cry during movies
  • Swing as high as you can on a swingset, by moonlight
  • Cultivate moods
  • Refuse to "be responsible"
  • Do it for love
  • Take lots of naps
  • Give money away
  • Do it now
  • The money will follow
  • Believe in magic
  • Laugh a lot
  • Celebrate every gorgeous moment
  • Take moonbaths
  • Have wild imaginings, transformative dreams, and perfect calm
  • Draw on the walls
  • Read everyday
  • Imagine yourself magic
  • Giggle with children
  • Listen to old people
  • Open up
  • Dive in
  • Be free
  • Bless yourself
  • Drive away fear
  • Play with everything
  • Entertain your inner child
  • You are innocent
  • Build a fort with blankets
  • Get wet
  • Hug trees
  • Write love letters

My dear friend Susan gave me this list on a card.  I've had it forever and post it on my walls so I can read it daily….

Here are some things I want to add to the list:

  • Run in the sprinkler
  • Fingerpaint
  • Take lots of pictures
  • Envelope yourself in color
  • Collect rocks
  • Look out your windows – then go outside!
  • Look closely….examine life

What would you add?

By | 2017-02-06T10:58:29+00:00 June 13th, 2005|


  1. Jessica June 14, 2005 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    Write a poem

  2. Elizabeth June 14, 2005 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    Love this list. But I just wanted to say that I love the new banner!
    Okay, add, change things around a lot. (As in, don’t say, But we’ve never done it that way before.”) E

  3. Heather June 16, 2005 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    Such a great list and love your additions!

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