Saturday, 29 September 2007

Free Success Course of the Arts

"Find a sanctuary where you can comfortably work.
Dedicate at least two hours a day to your art.
Have more than enough equipment and supplies.
Set short- and long-term goals and keep track of progress.
Think of your work as exercise, not championship play.
Explore series development and exhaust personal themes.
Work alone with the benefit of books and perhaps tapes.
Replace passive consumption with creative production.
Use your own intuition and master your technology.
Feel the joy of personal, self-generated sweat.
Fall in love with your own working processes.
Be forever on the lookout for the advent of style.
Try to be your own person and claim your rights.
Don't bother setting yourself up for rejection.
Don't swing too wildly and damage the well-being of others.
Don't jump into the ring until you're feeling fit.

If you can stick with this regimen for a couple of months, I
can pretty well guarantee your progress. If not, then at least
the exercise will let you know the job's not for you.

Source: Robert Genn Twice Weekly Letter


Abby Creek Art said...

This is great, Bronwyn! Such good words to work and live by!

black-eyed suzie said...

Thank you for visiting my blog! I love that advice you true. Now if only I could actually follow it! Are you able to? If so, congratulations!

A Fanciful Twist said...

Great Advice!!! xo

Maria said...

Hi Bronwyn, I like these words of advice :)

I'm looking forward to viewing your artworks & the other BAVA members'at the Civic Centre Monday night. Should be a great night :)

regards, Maria