Artful Living


As an artist, one question that I must be asked time and again is, “How do you know when you are finished with a work of art?”  It is truly something hard to answer but there is a feeling that when you walk away nothing is tugging at you.  Quite often, I must admit to needing the time to step aside and leave it and then I can see what needs to be strengthened or punched up.

I know countless artists who have numerous works unfinished.  It has nothing to do with procrastination but in finding just the right ending or finish.  Have any of you ever experienced this?  The joy lies in stepping back and saying, I have reached the end or the finish.  Like a marathon runner or writer so much of the work is in the training or the words, yet crossing that finish line or ending is pure victory.