Monthly Archives: September 2011

Don’t Believe Your Own Thoughts: What Can An Artist Learn From Mark Twain?

Don’t Believe Your Own Thoughts: What Can An Artist Learn From Mark Twain?. This is a really insightful article into a mistake we are all prone to making.  I couldn’t have said it better myself.  If you think you can’t … Continue reading

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The Power of Intuition

If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, quacks like a duck and has feathers like a duck…it’s very likely to be a duck.  This truism speaks to an observation about the difficulty in hiding the obvious facts … Continue reading

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Ten Thousand Hours of What?

It has been said that it takes ten thousand hours to become a virtuoso at anything you choose to pursue.  That’s an interesting number.  If you work at something for eight hours a day, that’s one thousand, two hundred and … Continue reading

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How Can Artists Add Enough Value?

They say that if you have no money, it’s because you aren’t adding enough value to other people’s lives.  That might be true, or it might be that they have no money to give you, or alternatively it might be … Continue reading

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Fail Gloriously

We’re all afraid to fail.  Nobody particularly likes the humiliation or the shame, but why do we react that way?  We’re taught to regard failure as a moral or character defect; irredeemable and incorrigible.  Failure is supposed to lay bare … Continue reading

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Contribution Is The New Consumption

Ever noticed how difficult it is to stick to your plan, as soon as you get onto the Internet.  There are so many diversions and distractions, that it’s all too easy to become a simple media consumer, even though you … Continue reading

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The View is Worth the Climb

This is what keeps us all going, as artists.  We know that there is a peak to be reached and that when we get to that peak, the view will be amazing.  We also know that it’s a momentary experience.  … Continue reading

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