Words for the Day :: No. 37

08/28/14

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Have a great Thursday, friends!

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Words for the Day :: No. 36

08/22/14

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Happy end-of-the-week to you. We got through it. Whew.

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Words for the Day :: No. 35

08/18/14

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One of the questions I am asked most often is how – as a working artist – I deal with things like comparison, disappointment, self doubt & rejection. I have talked before about the idea of charting your own path & living your own life and even touched on it last week toward the end of this live interview. Recently, I found the quote above by Anton Chekhov, and thought it perfectly summed up what I less eloquently try to say.

Art making, while enormously rewarding, can also be rife with disappointment and feelings of vulnerability. The idea is to make friends with the struggle and continue (stubbornly) on your own path. I’ve written before about this idea of embracing difficulty and fear (and talked about it in this lecture). I think it’s enormously important.

I also think it’s important to remember that everyone struggles with self doubt and angst, even extremely successful & well known artists like Gerhard Richter — just watch this touching documentary about him and you will see how vulnerable he is about his work.

Have a good Monday, friends.

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Words for the Day :: No. 34

08/14/14

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I want to thank EVERYONE for all your kind words, tweets, Instagram photos, Facebook and blog posts, emails and messages about Art Inc. Book release day on Tuesday was a great success.

Hope everyone is having a good Thursday.

 

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Words for the Day :: No. 33

08/07/14

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Trying to remember this, every day.

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Words for the Day :: No. 32

08/04/14

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Hope everyone is having a great Monday!

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Words for the Day :: No. 31

07/31/14

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Have a great Thursday, friends!

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Words for the Day :: No. 30

07/29/14

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PS: I’m sending out my first email newsletter soon! To stay up to date on my events, classes and sales, sign up here.

Have a great Tuesday!

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Words for the Day :: No. 29

07/24/14

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Have a great Thursday, friends!

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Words for the Day :: No. 28

07/15/14

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Happy Tuesday, friends!

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Words for the Day :: No. 27

07/10/14

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Have a great Thursday, friends!

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Words for the Day :: No. 26

07/09/14

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Have a great Wednesday, friends!

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Words for the Day :: No. 25

07/02/14

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Have a happy Wednesday, friends!

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Words for the Day :: No. 24

06/19/14

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Have a happy Thursday, friends.

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Words for the Day :: No. 23

06/13/14

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I’m off to LA this weekend! Hope to see some of you there.

Happy Friday!

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