Tag Archives: Perfection

Over-Tweaking

As an artist, the chances are better than evens that you will have found yourself doing this.  You will have made a piece of art and toward the end of proceedings, decided that the work needs just one more tweak … 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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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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Polishing Away the Struggle

Music production tools are incredible.  Today, you can clean up bad notes, correct timing and pitch errors, sweeten the sound and make everything polished, homogenous and perfect.  Music producers that make music this way do so in order to make … Continue reading

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It Will All End In Failure Anyway

We worry a lot about failure.  Some more than others, but we all do it.  At the back of everybody’s mind, there is that little voice that asks, “what if my best isn’t good enough?”  On our most treasured and … Continue reading

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Why Do We Bother?

What fuels your art and creativity?  Can you analyse your artistic impulse and find the well spring from which it issues?  In short, given how hard it is to create great art, how much time it takes, how much skill … Continue reading

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Flawed Genius

It was said that the Chinese used to believe that a work of art was not complete and whole, unless it had some kind of flaw in it.  Perfection was not the goal, something with a human stamp of imperfection … Continue reading

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