Tag Archives: Courage

Playing With Commitment

I was reading one of those glossy guitar magazines, the other day. My wife buys me one, every now and then, as a much appreciated gift. In this edition, there was an obituary, of sorts, for the late Rick Parfitt, … Continue reading

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When to Start Again

It’s one of those classic creative tensions, as an artist. When the work you’re making goes wrong, do you keep trying to fix it or should you start afresh? It can be a matter of degree. When the fault is … Continue reading

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How to Do Art

Here are six random ideas for how to do art, whatever your art happens to be.  They just might help you be a better artist.  This is not a comprehensive list, but it is a list of useful nuggets of … Continue reading

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The Idealist – A Social Pariah

One of the surest ways, in this world, to lose friends and fail to influence anybody, is to be an idealist.  Idealists are treated like lepers once were.  They’re socially excluded.  Nobody wants to engage in debate with them.  Their … Continue reading

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Is Art Disposable?

It seems that humanity has a schizophrenic attitude toward art.  Some works are considered scarce, valuable and precious and definitely not disposable, whereas other art forms are happily, gracelessly, casually trashed, without a care in the world.  We have funny … Continue reading

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Do You Really Want to Understand?

Before you can begin to understand anything, in depth, at a fundamental level, where you are so well-versed in the subject matter that you can begin to gain genuine insights, you have to pass through a scary and somewhat humiliating … Continue reading

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What Are You Afraid Of?

What’s stopping you?  Do you feel like you’re standing on the wings of the stage, about to go on, yet you just can’t bring yourself to step out into the spotlight, in front of an audience that doesn’t know you?  … Continue reading

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