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Marthe Donas

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http://www.marthedonas.be/

SO MANY WONDERFUL WOMEN ARTISTS BEGINNING TO RISE UP TO THE SURFACE

SO WELCOME AND SO TIMELY!!!

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Tips for artists……..

https://www.artworkarchive.com/blog/9-things-you-should-give-up-to-be-a-successful-artist

 

Here’s just one example from a thought-provoking listcontent_ashley-batz-1298:

Only compare yourself to yourself.

Give up on making excuses

If you want to be a successful artist, you have to show up. You have to do the work.

If you are like any other artist in the world, you probably have said to yourself at one time something along the lines of, “I can’t go to the studio today because I’m too busy/ too heartbroken/ my family needs me too much/ [insert any excuse here.]”

And you know what, it feels good to do that. It feels justified and reasonable and like you are doing the right thing for yourself.

But artist Suzie Baker says that this is “about our FEAR masquerading as Resistance; that thing, or idea, or busywork, or Netflix, or self-doubt, or procrastination, or rejection, that stops of from showing up and making our art”

When you stop making excuses, you can start owning the direction that you are going in—and, if need be, have the willpower to change that direction.

Not to be missed! Chester Cathedral exhibition!

https://chestercathedral.com/visit-us/ark/#.WV3m0iBvj0g.facebookBUCK-J-Noah-and-the-Raven.jpg

Dear Artists and followers of all things ART!!

THANKS TO ALEC SHEPLEY FOR SHARING THIS – it looks to be an exhibition really worth getting to! Absolutely love this carving of Noah and the many possible implications of the bird’s feet on his eyes!

PLEASE NOTE: Since our sketching day in Llangollen we have not arranged another day out or meeting. John is SO busy his feet are hardly touching the ground and Diana is hobbling about on crutches preparing for an imminent right hip replacement op. SO IF ANYONE ELSE FEELS LIKE ARRANGING A GET-TOGETHER NOW THAT THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS ARE NEARLY UPON US PLEASE DO SO! IF YOU WOULD LIKE EITHER OF US TO POST UP ANY DATES ETC, JUST LET US KNOW, AND WE’LL DO OUR BEST!

OTHERWISE HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A REALLY LOVELY SUMMER AND GET TO SOME EXHIBITIONS AND “MAKE ART UNTIL IT SQUEAKS”!!

Diana July 9th 2017

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