When Van Gogh was a young man in his early twenties, he was in London studying to be a clergyman. He3 had no thought of being an artist at all. He sat in his cheap little room writing a letter to his younger brother in Holland. He looked out his window at a watery twilight, a thin lamppost, a star, and he said in his letter something like this: “It’s so beautiful I must show you how it looks.” And then on his cheap ruled paper, he made the most beautiful, tender, little drawing of it.
A creative impulse. A feeling of love and enthusiasm for something, and in a direct, simple passionate and true way, you try to show this beauty in things to others, by drawing it.
As we know Van Gogh went on to create many beautiful things of art. During his life he made $109 dollars. He had a terribly hard life but it was one of the happiest and greatest lives ever lived.
When was the last time you had a creative impluse…did you act on it?
A friend of mine Aaron Rusch recommended the book where I got this little history on Van Gogh. If you get a chance pick it up. This whole post was stolen from her writing….read it, it fun full of spirit