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Re: from Anne, who wrote "wrap your brain around this"



What counts, Anne, is not what you are called, nor what other people think, but what you do.  The "art" comes in
doing it to the very best of your ability, and with the most innocent and heart-felt intentions for quality and truth
in the materials.
Charles Schermerhorn

Anne en Stijn van der Putte-van Stratum wrote:

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> How interesting that the whole discussion which ensued centered
> on that one magic, forbidden word, "artist" ....
> Apparantly the idea in the capitalized sentence was not so inspiring.
> I meant my question rhetorically, but your reactions have been interesting (and some encouraging).
>
> Anne
>
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>
> Someone once TRIED to say to me:
> If you can't do what you want to do, learn to want what you can do.
>
> This I find pretty depressing.
> The interesting thing is that what my friend ACTUALLY said (in Dutch the two sentences are easily confused), was:
>
> IF YOU DON'T WANT TO DO WHAT YOU CAN DO, LEARN HOW TO DO WHAT YOU WANT.
>
> Now there's a challenge. Is it possible to learn how to be an artist? I'm trying, anyway.
>
> Anne
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