Recently I read letters of Vincent van Gogh to his brother Theo van Gogh. In these letters, anyone can find many interesting and useful thoughts. For example, you can observe how Van Gogh decided to became an artist, and how he was moving towards that goal. It was not easy for him to carry out his chosen path. He had to face and overcome obstacles and resistance from the inside and the outside. However, he was able to stay committed to his calling, even in very difficult circumstances.
I think each artist will be able to find something special and close to him or her in these letters. Some of Van Gogh's thoughts, which I want to share, are close to me. Sometimes his remarks reflect something that I have experienced. It seams that, any creative person, at some point faces similar challenges and feelings that Vincent Van Gogh had.
Colorado Springs, July, 2012
By Veniamin Slobodenko who tries to be an artist.