Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Works, Kait Masters

Post on Creativity
By Kait Masters of Larkspur + Laurel

I doubt I'll list these, but I wanted to share them because to me they represent a very important part of painting. I explored an idea without the expectation that what came of it had to be of the same quality of what inspired me to continue to explore. These little rounds also gave me a springboard for a fantastic conversation with one of my friends about what I am trying to achieve in my newest work.

Ira Glass has a fantastic statement about this.

"Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through."

For more information about this artist and her work visit her page, Larkspur + Laurel.


  1. There's a really great kinetic typography video about that Ira Glass Quote: