Tag Archives: Care

To Become a Professional Artist, Start Out Privileged

People are baffled why I care so much about income inequality.  What’s that got to do with art or making things?  The argument goes that I should leave the super rich to what they’re doing, turn myself into a mindful, … Continue reading

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Have You Noticed?

So many human interactions are enhanced by paying attention.  Indeed, the opposite is also true.  A human interaction can be rendered utterly worthless, bereft of content and destroyed forever, if you don’t pay attention. I’m increasingly of the opinion that … Continue reading

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How Not to Make Great Art

Imagine if painters tried to paint the way software developers are expected to code.  A committee would tell you what to paint and by when, but they may also prescribe to you which tools you must use (brushes, palette knives) … Continue reading

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25 Inspiring Things

When somebody you know does something amazing that you didn’t expect them to do or you didn’t even expect they would be capable of doing Things children make with their own two hands Friends that finally enjoy success in their … Continue reading

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How Not to Write a Hit Song

It’s amazing.  There is a programme on the BBC that purports to get inside the mind of the most successful songwriters on the planet and reveal the “secrets of song writing”.  The more I watch it, the more horrified I … Continue reading

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What You Care About Is Crucial

I’ve spent a working lifetime bringing things into existence that didn’t exist before.  I’ve been making things for a long time and I have noticed something crucial about collaborative efforts, whether they are software development, large art projects, the recording … Continue reading

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