Tag Archives: Vision

The Idealist – A Social Pariah

One of the surest ways, in this world, to lose friends and fail to influence anybody, is to be an idealist.  Idealists are treated like lepers once were.  They’re socially excluded.  Nobody wants to engage in debate with them.  Their … Continue reading

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Under-communication

I’ve been reading a very interesting book, lately, about originality and how to bring original ideas to fruition, against the tidal wave of pressure against the idea, from naysayers and sceptics.  The author makes a very interesting point: when you … Continue reading

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Setting and Sticking To Your Own Agenda

As an artist, your stock in trade is your power of creation.  You are a creator.  A maker.  What you make is your art and your art alone. Today, there are so many distractions.  There is the computer, the mobile … Continue reading

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Big Picture Thinking

Some people think big.  Others think small.  I don’t know why, but the world seems to divide itself roughly ten to ninety in favour of the small thinker.  That either means big thinkers are doomed to eventual extinction and are … Continue reading

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The Problem with Imagination

Artists tend to be characterised by at least one commonly shared characteristic.  They tend to be imaginative and have active, agile imaginations.  That’s a good thing, right?  Mostly right. If imagining comes easily to you, there is a danger.  A … Continue reading

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If You Have A Dream, Super-Size It

A couple of articles recently posted by one of my dearest friends on Facebook, who I have known since childhood, got me thinking. The first article was about having a positive vision.  It showed that people that have a big … Continue reading

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