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Today, I’m just contemplating these wise words:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dailypic/6124945/The function of the overwhelming majority of your artwork (including writing) is simply to teach you how to make the small fraction of your artwork that soars. — David Bayles & Ted Orland, Art and Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking

Before the gates of excellence, the gods have placed sweat. —
Katherine Paterson

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2 Comments
  • Indigo
    August 19, 2010

    Love that last one. Sweat before excellence – indeed. (Hugs)Indigo

  • Nina Killham
    August 21, 2010

    I can relate to that! Found this blog through your random acts of publicity on facebook. What a marvelous idea! Thanks for thinking of it!