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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Once Upon A Time

Once Upon A Time
5x7

Sometimes there's just not much one can say about a piece. I'm sure you can see the struggle here, but at least I did the work.

I've been asked why I make these little collages, what I'm going to do with them. It doesn't matter what the end result is; it just matters that I do the work. Doing the work, whether it's collage or painting or drawing or writing or exercising or practicing any discipline, is how one improves her/his skill set. I'm showing up and doing the work.

It takes discipline and an objectively self-critical attitude about one's own work to reach a high level of achievement, and it's easy to fall short of the mark. (John Hulsey)

8 comments:

  1. you are so right, we gotta show up and do the work!!

    I'm gonna do that today!! :)

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  2. It's hard to remember this at times. but oh so true.

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  3. I'm really interested to see your work - particularly this piece and the last one which I thought was great. Every day, I write. It makes me a better writer, and more than anything, it makes me happy no matter what anyone else thinks about it!

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  4. That's the key, Annie... to do the work no matter what anyone else thinks about it. At times the work calls me. Other times it's pure discipline/commitment. Then habit takes over. Whatever, we need to make.

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  5. thank you for the daily inspiration...I think the work turned out fine...you are so right we have to show up and do the work. Art speaks to the soul!

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  6. Practice, practice, practice that is why we do our art... it becomes us! Keep on inspiring us!!! I love your work!!! SO VERY MUCH!!!!

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  7. It's true not everything has to have some grand goal in mind, we can't improve if we don't keep at it. I love to paint at something every day, most of it has no real purpose except to explore and develop my abilities and understanding of design concepts.
    Thanks for sharing

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  8. Anonymous2:00 PM PDT

    Do you ever sell prints of that banner art on your blog? I love it!

    Linda N
    redheartmn@yahoo.com

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