"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."