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Maryna

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We all have those days that we really need some inspiration or just something get us going again.
 
I came across this post by James Altucher -

The only technique to learn something new
"I had a friend who wanted to get better at painting. But she thought she had to be in Paris, with all the conditions right. She never made it to Paris. Now she sits in a cubicle under fluorescent lights, filling out paperwork all day.
By James Altucher"

I highly recommend that everyone read it.  Here is the link to the article http://boingboing.net/2015/05/11/the-only-technique-to-learn-so.html

A lot what he mentions is very applicable to us who do art, the way we see and think and do.


Enjoy!


Maryna ;)
« Last Edit: May 18, 2015, 02:43:01 AM by Maryna »
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see"


Annie.

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Nice article, thank you Maryna.

He calls 'talent' what I call 'passion'. 

I believe that the only way to excel in any fields is to have/develop a true passion, and that passion is 90% and 10% is the rest.  One may go-buy with some natural hability but those never raise to the top, and one with great limitations (just think of mouth and foot artists) can excel because they have a true drive from their passion.

« Last Edit: May 18, 2015, 07:57:20 PM by Annie. »
Cheers, Annie
“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”    ― Plato


Bellarina

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Lots of good info in his article.  Nice for you to share Myrana.  :thankyou:
"Never stop Dreaming" 
Robin


Maryna

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I agree with what you are saying about passion Annie.

Ps ladies Annie and Bellarina, my name is Maryna  ;)
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see"


Tousabella

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Thanks, Maryna.  Very good reading...I liked "quanity instead of quality at first".  Boy, does that bring 'practice, practice, practice' home!!  LOL
Retta

  I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
                                                    Jimmy Dean


BeaSue

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Thank you for sharing this, Maryna. The 2 things that spoke to me were (1) surround yourself with like-minded people with whom you can share your passion and who can help you and (2) don't ask " Why am I no good?" Rather, ask, "What did I do wrong, and how can I improve?"

I do not like about half of what I paint. Sometimes more! My younger self would have thrown up her hands and given up, convinced she would never improve. My more mature self tries to see what lesson I have learned from the experience, and what more I need to practice.
--Susan

"Creativity is harnessing universality and making it flow through your eyes." Peter Koestenbaum


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Interesting article, thanks Maryna.

Personally, I never do anything wrong.  ::) I just don't always do it quite right!  :whistle:      :2funny:

This is why Paint Basket is so important to me. Both Dennis & Nolan are experts at gently  :knuppel2: coercing me to keep on track, and when necessary ..... the virtual boot in the bum! That's ok too....they have soft toed boots.  ;)

When it comes to motivation, well, I often find myself in sensory overload  :tongue: There is just so much to see and try here, but what makes it so special, is seldom if ever, a negative word is targeted at anyone's work. The classmates here all work together to lift those below and the really fun bit is when those below give a push to those above and we all learn something we missed.
Here you are always surrounded by people who will help motivate you with suggestions and ideas either through intellect or just giving you a giggle to lift your spirits. We all have the same goal, to see every one of us reach for and attain higher levels and far exceed our own expectations or self imposed limits. After all, there are no limits ..... just fear of heights!  >:D   

So paint  :painting: love  :smitten: and laugh  :2funny: and know there is always someone to catch you  :hug:
Cheers, Val

”Creativity is allowing yourselves to make mistakes. Work on knowing which ones to keep!”

- Alvaro Castagnet


Bellarina

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Nicely put Val.  I agree whole heartedly.  :)
"Never stop Dreaming" 
Robin


Annie.

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I fully agree Val.

I am very grateful that PB offers a suggested lesson plan.  I follow it religiously.  I would not know where to start otherwise.

The members positive critics (as opposed to negative criticism) are part of my learning process, my work and others alike and I am indebted to all the contributions.

My own passion for painting is growing every day.

 :hug:
Cheers, Annie
“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”    ― Plato


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Thank you Maryna. What an interesting article! :thankyou:
Doina


 

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