Pablo Picasso began small like most all of us, I suppose.
A young man, full of ambition and dreams.
He started drawing prostitutes and clowns he met in cabarets and cafes.
But the point is this: He began in a community.
With a little encouragement and support from a few like-minded friends, well, there is no telling what you and I might do.
Montmartre was a community of artists who sacrificed themselves for their work, giving up worldly comforts so they could create something pure. Some even wore this suffering as a badge of honor, believing it somehow made their work better. Among these artists was a young man from Spain who began his career drawing prostitutes and clowns he met in the cabarets and cafés. He once said his goal was to “live like a pauper, but with plenty of money.” The artist’s name was Pablo Ruiz Picasso.
-Jeff Goins, Real Artists Don’t Starve