Fight the “Resistance!”

By September 9, 2010 March 27th, 2013 Art

the WAR of ART by Steven Pressfield is one book every artist, student and human being should own.  Thanks Marco for the suggestion.  The very fact that I am writing in this blog instead of drawing validates the point of this book.

“It’s not the writing part that’s hard.  What’s hard is sitting down to write.  What keeps us from sitting down is Resistance.”

I am only on page 25 and already the truths Mr. Pressfield brings to light justify the somewhat hefty $18.95 CAD price tag (less my Chapters discount)

“Henry Fonda was still throwing up before each stage performance, even when he was seventy-five.  In other words, fear doesn’t go away.  The warrior and the artist live by the same code of necessity, which dictates that the battle must be fought anew every day.”

How could you not love a book that uses a simile of a warrior to describe the motivation of an artist?

Go buy it.