Tag Archives: Skills

Figuring Out How to Leverage Your Wisdom

I’m not young any more.  It pains me to write that, as I am sure it would pain most people, but why?  What’s wrong with being the age you are?  What has age got to do with your art?  Aren’t … Continue reading

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I Don’t Know How to Make That

They don’t say it out loud, but you know it’s what they’re thinking.  In many creative pursuits (for example, writing software, or designing something), the maker will be asked to create something specific, according to some set of requirements, but … Continue reading

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Where Will We Get the Skills?

There was an idiot on the radio, the other morning, as there all too frequently is.  He was a journalist interviewing a guest, talking about the economy.  The hoary old subject of Britain’s decline as artisans, craftspeople and as the … Continue reading

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Messy Careers

One thing that seems to characterise highly creative people is that their CVs are messy.  You don’t see a career path that starts with a solid plan and then proceeds, by logical, linear steps, toward a goal with a clearly … Continue reading

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Going Nowhere Fast

If you’re like me, every now and then you get frustrated and discouraged because everything you do with your art seems to go nowhere.  Those with any ambition for their art to take their lives to a better place will … Continue reading

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