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Being an artist is a process.



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Hi, I've been reading your arguments and think you all have valid =
points, but it's about balance.  Here is my view on the subject.  Thanks =
for the intrigue.

Being an artist is a process of unlearning fear.  Skill from discipline =
is our tool.
    FEAR of the unknown
    FEAR of making a mistake
    FEAR of loss of financial support
    FEAR of loss of reputation=20
    FEAR of ridicule
    FEAR of loss of hard earned reputation
    FEAR of identity loss to the process
    FEAR of making something ugly
=20
"All prototypes are ugly" - Gertrude Stein

We never know where we are in the process, so have a hard time calling =
ourselves artists. Maybe that's not up to us anyway and hope history =
might call what we make, art.  Being an artist can be learned, but its a =
hear-felt lesson.

Thanks for the forum.          Sincerely, Sid

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<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Hi, I've been reading your arguments =
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you all have valid points, but it's about balance.&nbsp; Here is my view =
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subject.&nbsp; Thanks for the intrigue.</FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>Being an artist is a process of =
unlearning=20
fear.&nbsp; Skill from discipline is our tool.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; FEAR of the=20
unknown</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; FEAR of making a=20
mistake</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; FEAR of loss of =
financial=20
support</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; FEAR of loss of=20
reputation&nbsp;</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; FEAR of =
ridicule</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; FEAR of loss of =
hard earned=20
reputation</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; FEAR of identity =
loss to the=20
process</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; FEAR of making =
something=20
ugly</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>&nbsp;</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>&quot;All prototypes are ugly&quot; =
- Gertrude=20
Stein</FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2>We never know where we are in the =
process, so=20
have a hard time calling ourselves artists. Maybe that's not up to us =
anyway and=20
hope history might call what we make, art.&nbsp; Being an artist can be =
learned,=20
but its a hear-felt lesson.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=3D#000000 size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
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forum.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Sincerely,=20
Sid</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>

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