Alchemists and artists alike are highly ingenious, transforming materials and creating their own worlds and realities. Alchemy and art are therefore intimately related practices and they both, alchemists and artists, have mutually influenced and enriched each other throughout history. Alchemists were convinced that mercury transcended both the solid and liquid states, both earth and heaven, both life and death.
As an artist, and automatically, an entrepreneur, it can be difficult at times to remain inspired, motivated and keep moving forward. Being your own boss, working alone, and having no one to answer to – is rather tempting at times to go for an extra long walk, meet up with friends for too many coffees and basically goof off!
Sketch each day – no matter what is going on in your life you can always find something to sketch and find the time. If it’s waiting at the bus stop; waiting in line at the shops; or like me, stopping along your favourite walk way whilst walking every morning – there are interesting and easy sketching subjects everywhere.