Thursday, June 16, 2011

10000 hours

I read a good book, that pointed out CLEARLY to me why my painting isn't as good as I'd like.

I don't paint often enough.


Malcolm Gladwell's book "Outliers" highlights several successful people in various fields and one thing the all had in common.  They spent at least 10,000 hours working on their craft.  Crud, I'm nowhere NEAR that.

Another thing I read today on Kevin Meizner's blog (here) was that we (artists) have a tendency to study our little fannies off.  But it all comes down to finding our OWN voice.  And that takes time, really dedicated time.

The weird thing for me is that I don't lack the desire to paint/draw/create, seems I have a crisis of confidence.  As if I'm waiting for something...

Better do something, even if it's wrong.  :D

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