Be a fool for love. Be a fool for art. Embarrass yourself in the studio on a daily basis.
Build it up. Break it down. Find it. Loose it. Find it again.
Color is flesh, black and white are the bones.
Remind yourself daily that real freedom exists in the studio - and probably nowhere else.
Begin and end the day in silence with your work.
Finally, PROTECT EACH OTHER. The community of artists with whom we grow and develop as creative people often changes as we grow older - but that group of people is often our greatest support and inspiration, sympathetic and understanding when we fail, embracing us when we succeed, and - perhaps most important - challenging us to be the best we can be.