Monday, December 20, 2010
While we are now about to celebrate Christmas i dare say the jig is up. Times have been tough with the recession and all, such that everyone is quite shy of spending this season. With the sun high noon scorching and having us run to some shade this year the smell of the Christmas pastries is something i miss even my neighbours have not travelled and this is normally the case this time of the year but all i hear is the neighbours kids screaming and screeching joyfully down the corridor. Yes times have changed, the quiet I seek seems to be elusive. But as Margo Adair once said, "there is no state of fulfilment, each change opens new doors and ushers in new possibilities". So true but the truth from my point as an artist is if you are having one such spells, take a trip, meet new people, take a class mix up some different mediums , work outside the envelop, try something different. Because, all changes even the most longed for have their melancholy; for what we leave behind is part of ourselves; for morphing and trying something new is great fun and good for the soul.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Happy is the man who finds wisdom and understanding.
Scott Adams once said that there is no such a thing as a small act of kindness that every act creates a ripple with no logical end. But, some people choose not to donate their services because they believe that somehow it devalues them by "giving them away." In truth as Scott Allen said, there is nothing that demonstrates the value of your skills more than putting them to good use for a cause you believe in.
To serve is beautiful, but only if it is done with joy and a whole heart and a free mind. So if thou be industrious to procure wealth, be generous in the disposal of it. Man never is so happy as when he giveth happiness to another.(Robert Bulwer-Lytton)
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
It is important for artists to understand and navigate the business world the links below help understand how to sell oneself. To be more than a creative, to be a business.