Friday, January 11, 2008

1/11/08 JANUARY CHALLENGE SLIDE SHOW



The new year is off to a great start with these paintings. I know more are out there so be sure and send me an e-mail with your solutions to the challenge.

I made a discovery recently that you could use Google in a new way. If you put in a search and then use Google Images all these pictures pop up. I thought I was the last person on the planet to discover this feature, but it turns out many of us were clueless. In case you are one of us who didn't know this existed, check it out.

I found this on the internet today and thought it was worth sharing. It was on Keri Smith's blog. Food for thought!

HOW TO FEEL MISERABLE AS AN ARTIST (or WHAT NOT TO DO, UNDERLINE ANY THAT CURRENTLY APPLY)

!. Constantly compare yourself to other artists.
2. Talk to your family about what you do and expect them to cheer you on.
3. Base the success of your entire career on one project.
4. Stick with what you know
5. Undervalue your expertise.
6. Let money dictate what you do.
7. Bow to societal pressures.
8. Only do work that your family would love
9. Do whatever the client/customer/gallery owner/patron/investor asks.
10. Set unachievable/overwhelming goals to be accomplished by tomorrow.

4 comments:

Nava said...

I plead guilty of doing almost all the things on the list for a couple of years. But I have learned my painful lessons, and am proud to say this list is no longer valid for me. (OK, I admit I can still underline #2). Seems like you need to go through the miserable stage in order to get out of it and not fall into these pits again.

RHCarpenter said...

Great slide show, Myrna! And that list really hit home for me right now!!

Pablo Villicana Lara said...

Hi Myrna! I'm sure that list pegs all of us at one point or another!
Another website you can look for images is flickr.com If you have a google acount, you can have your own page(free), I have some of my paintings on there and the quality is great. More importantly, I get to see tons of images on everything. . love that search button!

Pablo Villicana Lara said...

OOPS! I meant Yahoo account! sorry!

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