The joy of creating


That's one thing that's always been a major difference between the performing arts to me, and being a painter. A painter does a painting and ... that's it. He's had the joy of creating it, and he hangs it on some wall, somebody buys it, somebody buys it again, or maybe nobody buys it, and it sits up in a loft somewhere 'til he dies. But nobody ever says to him ... nobody ever said to van Gogh, 'Paint a Starry Night again, man!'
Aside to audience by Joni Mitchell while retuning her guitar between songs on her 1974 live double album Miles of Aisles. Joni Mitchell's art here, Vincent van Gogh's asylum here. Paintings by musicians here.

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