I seem to be collecting artistic aphorisms lately. The full quote, from the artist Chuck Close is:
“Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work.”
My old cat doesn’t seem to be paying much heed to Chuck. It was a coincidence that I still had my sketch book in my hand, looked up and decided to catch a quick pose from George (actually full name Georgina, but she rarely gets called that). Later the same day I spent rather more time drawing her asleep and butted up against my partner.