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1039 Smudged Out (Slappy Hours)

I have spent the bulk of the past five days attending to a server-related crisis for a client. My other projects are piling up, so, naturally, my brain tells me it’s a good time to write. I put down the phone, but even now, I contend with actively resisting the red dot on the blue stamp to my right that derails so much of what I intend for days on end.

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Eleven Months Later

Completely by chance, this post comes exactly 11 months to the day after the last one.

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All The NY, Now With None Of The HC

By my third time connecting through New York City, I felt in control of my faculties enough to take the train the rest of the way. Continue reading…

Getting schooled.

This post originally appeared in issue 5 of Pikaland’s Good To Know series back in 2009. I recently stumbled across a PDF of it and was pleased to see how much of what I’m talking about in here still holds true for me today.

Being an artist in any capacity involves having the natural inquisitive openness (and motivation) for knowledge and experience (the natural “student”) even before developing the technical-proficiency (the literal student) to interpret/ communicate one’s unique voice. The varying levels of success on either of these sides, or how well they work together for each individual, defines the ability to accomplish “art.” The first has to come from an innate drive, the second through practice.
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Of One Tricks And The Ponies That Love Them

Call this my answer to Frank Chimero’s “the slow, hard and dumb way”:
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