“Art is about more than the creation of beauty; it demonstrates an enthusiasm for life, which is contagious.
“Spreading some of that enthusiasm around is the artist’s contribution to the world.”
Christopher Gallego, Painting Perceptions interview, 1 November 2012
Infectious enthusiasm is the name of the game. Let’s spread it around, starting with ourselves.
[Edited 6 April 2020 to add: I wrote this Monday Motivator in January when I was writing ahead in anticipation of being at Higham Hall for my workshop. The words feel quite different today reading them whilst in covid-19 lockdown.]