I paint only because I love to cut mats.
Having spent a good part of the day cutting mats, I thought of this quote. Cutting mats helped me feel organized, but it didn't feel very creative. So then I looked at these quotes, to encourage me to refocus on painting:
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
What the painter adds to the canvas are the days of his life. The adventure of living, hurtling toward death.
Jean Paul Sartre