Embrace the Questions


“Have patience with all things unresolved and learn to love the questions themselves.” Rainier Maria Rilke

Artists are endlessly curious. But in life, we spend a lot of our time running away from questions, we want to know everything right now.

Yet it’s only by following the questions that we find where the true answers lie.

Artists are often the victims of too many ideas, too many answers it would seem. By applying critical thinking, asking questions, we are better able to clarify our ideas and see how they best fit and compliment one another.

This is where life begins to work with us and reveal its magic, and the struggle is abandoned.

Choosing to embrace the questions instead of scrambling for answers begins the journey toward real creativity. Don’t be afraid to ask big questions, for the bigger they are, the deeper you will go.

The map to your future lies in your own hands. Just ask.

Actively involved in the contemporary art world throughout her career, Crista Cloutier is the founder of The Working Artist, an online business program for artists. Honored as an “Influencer in the Contemporary Art World” by LinkedIn, Crista’s work has reached artists in over 45 different countries. Visit www.theworkingartist.com/free-updates to join Crista’s mailing list.