Artist Chuck Close's Letter to his Younger Self

"Inspiration is for amateurs,
the rest of us just show up and get to work."
- Chuck Close, Portrait Artist

No words left for me to say - this man just said it all.

He overcame his learning disabilities and his problem with face blindness - and used them to his best advantage - despite being "written off " at the age of fourteen.

Chuck now offers himself much better advice than he got.

My advice to my younger self would be:

"Go for it Karin! Don't listen to those fools - be an artist - don't worry, you can make a living."