Tag Archives: Hope

Making Art In Dark Times

I think the thing I struggle with most is making art when my heart is aching. Unfortunately, the list of things that can make somebody pre-disposed to being an artist (a modicum of sensitivity and a heightened aesthetic sense, for … Continue reading

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Beaten and Broken

I’ve struggled with what to write, this week.  This almost never happens to me.  One of my most widely read past pieces was written almost by sheer force of will, when I was unwell and feeling dreadful.  I’m very seldom … Continue reading

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Why You Have to Change the World

You have to change the world because you have no choice.  In the current global economy, hope is in pretty short supply and there is a lot of despair.  Despair costs lives.  We know that being a corporate cubicle dweller … Continue reading

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Long Overdue Recognition

Last night, the world changed forever.  I didn’t think I would ever see the like.  For the first and only time that I can remember, some outstanding creative achievements and, indeed, creativity itself, was celebrated, in a long overdue, brilliant, … Continue reading

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Living Your Principles

I write a lot about things you ought to do to become a great artist and I believe in those things sincerely.  As we all know, it’s incredibly difficult to live by your own principles.  We all have a tendency … Continue reading

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Why are Fans Fans?

Fans are fans for many reasons.  As an artist, it can be interesting and instructive to try to imagine why anybody might even want to be your fan.  You might not want any fans, or you might want lots of … Continue reading

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Unity

Unity is an interesting thing.  It’s powerful.  It has a certain wholeness, completeness and closure to it, yet it embraces diversity.  Diversity and unity are not in conflict.  Unity, once tapped, can be the most powerful tool we have. When … Continue reading

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