Death of Ellenai, Jacek Malczewski
Woman standing in front of a gate in the rain. Main detail of a hanging scroll; ink and color on silk, 1789-1804 , Japan, by artist Rekisentei Eiri.
This is the quote that has kept me going ever since I started to really struggle with my artwork. An artist I looked up to said these words to me when I asked for help and they have been practically inked into my soul ever since. When I am in doubt, shame, and even feeling helpless about my work… I say these words to myself.
Then I pick up a pen, and I doodle. Because that’s what I need to do.
Don’t give up. Keep drawing.
I needed to remind myself of this today.
Sadie Paddoon ‘Nundalara’ 2007
Gustav Karl Ludwig (1823-1884)