awesome april (day 16) – oil paint and potential


Advice to young artists and those young-at-heart.

fresh paint studio

“It’s one of my theories that when people give you advice, they’re really just talking to themselves in the past.”  -Austin Kleon, Steal Like an Artist

Light and Darkness, 1993 Light and Darkness, 1993

Dear twenty year old self:

Hi, hope you’re having a good day. Looks like your classes are going pretty well.  (Don’t worry, sculpture isn’t my thing, either).   I will say you need to go to bed earlier, so you aren’t so tired in the mornings.  Those early classes are kicking your butt.

I just wanted to tell you that I think overall you’ve done some nice work.  Something to keep in mind during critiques:  It’s just their opinion.  The other kids in class are at the same level as you.  And most of them are probably going to end up working in education or some kind of sales job anyway.  Do your thing. Keep working hard.  Don’t worry so much.

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