PE: 5 ways to sabotage your career as an artist5 ways to sabotage your career as an artistMore Like This
"Very few possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort.
If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass."
Wait for an inspiration
The mood is just not right today. Sure, you could pick up a pencil, sit down and push yourself to practice but the result would probably end up in a trash can. Waste of time, waste of material. Besides, the guy that commissioned you two months ago found a professional for the work already.
Expect the success to happen quickly
A year or two, tops, that's all it takes to build a reputation. Being an artist isn't a job like any other, therefore you don't need to work on it every day. No need for
TortoisesOut the shell the neck' so thinMore Like This
that breaking would not be an evil
act, but mercy by a gesture friendly
as if betwixt a thumb and finger,
the slowly push of fiends together,
mashed into a creamy mixture.
They say not ready we begin:
our filling too soft, and so raw
if squeezed would leak.
But if atrocities they do not know,
then No. They will retract back into
their tortoise-shell and speak stay.
As night-time comes and lingers
day sustains in a denial's frozen-stasis,
for us, also she says, for us, with them.
Must always we be far-damn-right,
with our marches, parties, propagandic-prides,
as if once-again we cannot trust
that voice inner, that whisper calmly.
All that we've done repeats and repeatedly
admits us through.
Out of the shell the neck is so thin
that to break it would not be an evil act
but the mercy of a friendly gesture,
as if holding it between a thumb and a finger
and slowly push the two together,
mashing it into a beautiful mixture.