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creativepilgrimage:

  • coffee in the morning. tea in the afternoon. this is the natural order of things.
  • don’t despair if you get so immersed in writing that you forget to drink aforementioned tea or coffee. it tastes good cold, too.
  • you need time to cogitate. you need time to think and…

One last reblog… So many posts on how to be a better writer also can be applied to being a better artist by changing a few words.

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artsandsciencesprojects:

Sol LeWitt’s statement on artists’ books
Art-Rite Magazine #14: Artist’s Books (January 1976)
Artists’ books are, like any other medium, a means of conveying art ideas from the artist to the viewer/reader. Unlike most other media they are available to all at a low cost.  They do not need a special place to be seen. They are not valuable except for the ideas they contain.  They contain the material in a sequence which is determined by the artist. (The reader/viewer can read the material in any order but the artist presents it as s/he thinks it should be).  Art shows come and go but books stay around for years.  They are works themselves, not reproductions of works.  Books are the best medium for many artists working today.  The material seen on the walls of galleries in many cases cannot be easily read/seen on walls but can be more easily read at home under less intimidating conditions.  It is the desire of artists that their ideas be understood by as many people as possible.  Books make it easier to accomplish this. - Sol LeWitt


So well said. I love working in books.

artsandsciencesprojects:

Sol LeWitt’s statement on artists’ books

Art-Rite Magazine #14: Artist’s Books (January 1976)

Artists’ books are, like any other medium, a means of conveying art ideas from the artist to the viewer/reader. Unlike most other media they are available to all at a low cost.  They do not need a special place to be seen. They are not valuable except for the ideas they contain.  They contain the material in a sequence which is determined by the artist. (The reader/viewer can read the material in any order but the artist presents it as s/he thinks it should be).  Art shows come and go but books stay around for years.  They are works themselves, not reproductions of works.  Books are the best medium for many artists working today.  The material seen on the walls of galleries in many cases cannot be easily read/seen on walls but can be more easily read at home under less intimidating conditions.  It is the desire of artists that their ideas be understood by as many people as possible.  Books make it easier to accomplish this. - Sol LeWitt

So well said. I love working in books.

Anonymous asked:

A long while back I won a giveaway you held, one of the luckiest moments of my life the print still hangs on the wall right next to me. I look at it often and many of my friends have admired it. I want to thank you again for holding the giveaway, and also just thank you for sharing your art online. I love the sense of community that's born seeing you and other artists support and share with each other. It's amazingly inspiring and warming, I hope you continue to be prolific and successful.

Thank you so much for this. Didn’t know if you wanted this public but, I’ve been in a bit of a rut lately. (Too much comparing my work to others.) And this was so sweet of you. I really appreciate and needed this.