Monthly Archives: May 2013

Wild Ideas

1)       If your art doesn’t stand apart, then it doesn’t stand for anything.  Treat your creative output like a brand.  If your brand (artistic) values are the same as every other artist’s, then there is nothing distinct about your creative … Continue reading

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Why Do We Strive?

It’s a funny thing, striving.  We all do it, to one degree or another.  We try hard to become better artists or to improve what we do and how we do it, but why do we do that?  Yes, there … Continue reading

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When So Many Artists

When so many artists desperately need studio and gallery space to flourish, why are there any empty High Street retail premises or office buildings? Why are there any homeless people, for that matter? I mean…seriously!

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Unsolved Problems

Some of the most popular search terms, on my blog, are about how to do something that nobody has ever done before.  One way to begin that task is to choose a problem that hasn’t yet been solved.  If you … Continue reading

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Surviving or Thriving?

Surviving is all well and good, if the only other option available to you is perishing.  Survival is the least that you want to achieve.  But it is absolutely the least.  Do you think we were put here to merely … Continue reading

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Enthusiasm Deficit Disorder

Straw poll research that I conducted scientifically in the coffee room reveals that few of us are strangers to Enthusiasm Deficit Disorder (EDD).  Don’t panic.  There is a cure.  You can trust me.  I’m a doctor (no I’m not!) The … Continue reading

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Call the Art Squad

What do you do, if somebody hurts you in the street?  What if they assault you, or mug you and take all your money, leaving you bruised and battered?  What if they break into your house, ransack it and escape … Continue reading

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