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Fw: Re: Being an artist is a process.



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From: DT Fletcher <FletcherOR@AOL.COM>
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU <BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU>
Date: Sunday, September 12, 1999 12:28 AM
Subject: Re: Being an artist is a process.


I absolutly agree with you and in fact think all those "fears" are internal
(except for financial support) and believe that "identity loss to the
process" is the same as your "comsumed by".  But, maybe all these things are
only symptons of lack of self-confidence.  Or is that too easy?????


>Interesting list of "fears," but your list relates mostly to external
things
>and what other people think of you. But, the biggest problems and fears
come
>from inside not outside. Loss of confidence, loss of inspiration, loss of
>desire, are all much more fearsome. There is also the fear of being
>completely consumed by the project-in-hand.   Financial support, mistakes,
>ridicule, loss reputation, those are just the standard bumps on the
artistic
>road.
>dt fletcher
>
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