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Running Scared

Running Scared

Recently I just had one of┬áthose days. You know the kind. You wake up to a terrible email. An hour later you receive another. And then an hour after that, a bad phone call. It seemed never-ending. I consider myself very good at dealing with criticism. Tell me one of my pictures is bad, and will either agree, laugh, or ignore the situation. But to find out I’ve disappointed someone – that is my achilles heal. If I had videotaped…

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Promoting Passion Week 59: Let’s Deal With Criticism

Promoting Passion Week 59: Let’s Deal With Criticism

I received an email not long ago and wanted to elaborate on my answer here, because I feel certain that someone else is facing a similar problem. I know I have and will again. Here is what some of the email said: “I was told the other day that I should start to produce some other art: being aware of not getting to comfortable with my style, that I am always doing dark stuff and should do something else. I…

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Opinions Are Not Facts

Opinions Are Not Facts

You never have to answer to anyone but yourself about why you create. We become scared to share our work with others because we fear we will have to answer to someone about why we create, or how we create, or about the decisions that went into creating. It is a wonderful to know these things for ourselves, but we never have to answer to anyone about why we do what we do. That is personal and no one can…

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