Tag Archives: Frustration

Music Has Been a Blessing and a Curse

There is something they never tell you, when you decide to become a musician.  They never tell you that it is both a blessing and a curse. In many ways, music has, for me, been my sanctuary and an all-consuming … Continue reading

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I Think I Might Have Two Brains

Does anybody else experience this?  You’re in the midst of cooking a meal, having a bath, eating or brushing your teeth and all of a sudden, part of your brain thinks, “I’ve just had a brilliant idea that must be … Continue reading

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I’m Still Not What I Had in Mind

Many artists, myself especially included, live life with a peculiar, pestilent dissatisfaction.  It’s the feeling that all is not as you would wish it to be.  Essentially, the feeling can best be described as not yet being the artist you … Continue reading

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Hard Times

We all go through them and right now, it’s my turn.  The reason I haven’t been posting as regularly or frequently as I usually do is because doing so is currently quite challenging.  My artistic pursuits have taken a back … Continue reading

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Knowing What You Don’t Know

I’ve been a guitar player for a very long time, but each and every day, I discover something else I don’t know how to play.  It is this acquisition of knowledge that turns out to be the main challenge, in … Continue reading

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Unwanted Encouragement

You would think that encouragement is always welcome.  Who doesn’t need a little encouragement, from time to time, right?  I thought that too, but I’ve discovered that encouragement can be most unwelcome – catastrophically so – in some circumstances. We’re … Continue reading

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Resolution and Gestalt

I’ve been watching painters paint for some time now.  You can observe some interesting and seemingly strange behaviours, when you do this.  There are two particular habits I have observed which almost always sabotage the painting and leave the artist … Continue reading

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