Tag Archives: Mistakes

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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Everyday Battles

One of my friends posted something that struck a chord with me, this morning.  He said, “There are only so many days of your life you can go into battle.  I’m sure I’ve far exceeded my limit.”  The reason that … Continue reading

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Bad Advice about Mistakes

I often see articles that are lists of mistakes to avoid.  “The Seven Biggest Mistakes to Avoid as an Artist”.  “Mistakes to Avoid as a Start-up Entrepreneur”.  “Mistakes Best Avoided”.  You’ve seen these articles and blog posts too, right? These … Continue reading

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The Hollow Emptiness of Personalised Content

We were told that, in time, the online world would get to know our habits, our likes, dislikes and viewpoint so accurately that they would place content in front of us that would be exactly what we wanted to read … Continue reading

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Hurry Up and Make Mistakes

Many artists become so afraid of producing artworks of sub-standard quality, that they never produce anything at all.  Unless it meets their imagined ideal of what they ought to be able to produce, they procrastinate and make excuses, instead of … Continue reading

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Can You Edit or Proof Read Your Own Work?

Have you ever done this?  Go back to some of your earlier posts and look for the grammatical, spelling or word choice errors.  I guarantee you will find them. Most of my posts are written in a hurry and usually … Continue reading

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And Then It Came To Me…

…in a blinding flash of lucid insight.  How many times have you heard an artist proclaim this or something similar?  I’ll bet quite a lot.  Is it true?  Yes and no.  The moment of realisation often is sudden, but the … Continue reading

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