Tag Archives: Satisfaction

Things I Love About Making Art

If you’re like most artists (actually, most human beings), every now and then you’ll find yourself drifting, having lost sight of your goals completely.  You’ll feel like you’re going through the motions, but with little satisfaction.  That little self-critical voice … 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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Missing the Magic

People tend to focus too much on the things they don’t have.  Artists, especially, worry about the latest paint they haven’t tried, that new sound set they don’t yet have, the special type of musical instrument not (so far) in … Continue reading

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The Zen of Mastery

Here are some ideas that will serve you well, as an artist (or any other sort of creator): Simplicity – If you over complicate what you’re trying to achieve or make, you will run a much higher risk of not … Continue reading

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Savour the Flavour

One of the best and most pleasurable things you can do in your whole life and one which you should do, if the opportunity ever arises, is take lunch at a Michelin starred restaurant and try their taster menu.  It … Continue reading

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