Just Start

Just Start

What are you waiting for? Just Start

Do you want to learn how to paint? Just Start

Do you want to learn to sell your work? Just Start

Do you want to turn your art hobby into a business? Just Start

The most difficult part of any project is starting. We often don't want to start something because we know it will be hard. But you'll never know amazing or fulfilling something will be unless you start.

Here's a quote I love from Nolan Bushnell, the founder of Atari and Chuck-E-Cheese: "The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer not a dreamer."

Starting is the key to everything in life. Nothing will happen unless you decide to start. Starting provides momentum and momentum is huge for any project because it begins to propel you forward. Moving forward with a life of it's own in a positive direction is what we hope for everything we do, and it all begins with starting.

As artists we're doers. We learn everything by doing, not sitting around thinking about how to do something. But to do we have to start.

My advice: whatever it is that you want to do, Just Start.

For those that are interested in a fun and engaging workshop experience, I have some workshops coming up that you will love: (You can see a full list of Workshops by Clicking HERE.)

  • August 18-20, 2017 David M. Kessler Fine Art Studio, Winston-Salem, NC. To register contact David at david@davidmkessler.com or 336-418-3038. (FULL)
  • September 11-14, 2017 Pacific Northwest Art School, Whidbey Island, WA. to register contact Lisa Bernhardt, lisa@pacificnorthwestartschool.org or 360-678-3396. Details HERE.
  • October 13-15, 2017 New Braunfels Art League, New Braunfels, TX. To register contact Sandy Oberg oberglabs@gmail.com or 210-861-0751. Details HERE.
  • October 20-22, 2017 Lafayette Art Association, Lafayette, LA. to register contact Susan Hamilton susanham1@me.com or 337-849-6791. This is an Advanced Workshop focusing on developing a series of paintings.

As always, thanks so much for your support! 


P.S. If you're interested in an easy to use color wheel, I now have available my "Simple Color System" on a standard 12-color, color wheel. You can find out more below:

David M. Kessler's "Simple Color System" Color Wheel. Easy to use and understand. The turning pointer tells you the dominant, non-dominant and accent colors to use.  You can find out more HERE - or click on the image.