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Asking Good Questions

By Tina Christophillis

May 29th 2012


I believe being artist is about asking good questions.  It's a lifestyle, in asking questions.  

The minute you have an answer is the minute you're done.  It's about curiousity and digging into the unknown.

And you don't get breaks.  It's an around the clock job in asking questions.  Every minute, every second, it doesn't end.

You are informed by everything in your life, every moment, every situation.  You're constantly trying to see better, to find something, to understand what it's all about.  

It's not about making a product, it's about living a question.  It's about walking right into the mystery of faith and staying there, making something somehow someone connects to.

The stronger the work, the stronger the question.  That's just the way it is.  The more unknown you have, the better.  You have more opportunity to ask better questions, which is what it's all about.  

It's a beautiful skill in "I don't know" and "Here we go."  

The more courage you have to ask better questions, the richer your experience is.  It is in this richness that the art exists.

This opportunity is there for everyone.  We are all artists.  We are all embarking on a quest.  The only difference is, some are more aware of it.  Some are braver.  Some ask better questions and stay with them longer.

That's really the only difference.  We all have the opportunity to make magic, to see it, to enter into a place where it stirs.  That's what it means to be alive.  That's what it means to be an artist.

We all have the opportunity.  It's innate and wants to awaken.


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    Hi I'm Fotini 

    Welcome to my blog!

    I am a painter currently based in Greenville, South Carolina.  Through my work, I seek to communicate an internal narrative using traditional painting processes.  

    Here you will find information about what I am working on, recollections of my process, things that inspire me. I am asking questions about art, writing letters to myself, reflecting, learning, growing, discovering.  Thank you for joining and supporting the adventure.