Monthly Archives: July 2013

Never Mind the Quality, How’s the Quantity?

I encountered a good story today that surprised and amused me.  Apparently some clever people did an experiment in a pottery class.  They divided the class into two and told one half they would be judged on the quality of the … Continue reading

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Reaping What You Sow

I read an interesting blog post the other day about online abuse and trolling.  It was somebody from the game industry bemoaning the fact that whenever the slightest element of game play was changed (e.g. a weapon’s response time), the … Continue reading

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Crushing Expectations

Here’s another one of those “traps for artists” that can stop an artist dead in their tracks, rendering them unable to produce a thing.  Let’s say you’re the kind of person that eventually, through hard work and perseverance, coupled with … Continue reading

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Do You Have a Dream?

I read a very interesting article here, this morning: http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/07/25-4. While it was specifically about dreams related to changing the world, I think it makes a valid point about all dreams, especially dreams about future artistic creations or art in … Continue reading

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Reclaiming Your Power

Everybody acknowledges that there are people that are considered powerful.  We can probably name them.  They probably think of themselves as powerful, too.  As an artist, how do you escape the idea that you are powerless and that powerful people … Continue reading

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If Content is King…

Why do the Knaves have all the money?  People consume more stories, more music, more video, more writing and more user-generated and professionally made content than ever before.  Digital media, in all of its forms, are in their heyday.  Demand … Continue reading

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Appreciate Your Abilities Now and Avoid the Rush

It’s not very surprising, but it’s also not very balanced.  We strive and that means we always try to improve.  In order to improve, we focus on the things we can’t do yet.  Unfortunately, we often fixate on those things, … Continue reading

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