20 7 / 2014
"The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves."
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25 1 / 2014
What I Mean When I Say Fuck the Fear
The introductory essay, now on Medium.com. With pictures.
10 1 / 2014
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."
31 7 / 2013
"I never considered myself anything more than as a craftsman, a hell of a skilled craftsman, if I may so myself, but nothing more. I create things that are meant to be useful, films or theatrical productions. I’ve never felt the need for … what’s the word? … sub specie aeternitatis. I have never created for the sake of eternity. I was only interested in producing the good work of a fine craftsman. Yes, I am proud to call myself a craftsman who makes chairs and tables that are useful to people."
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10 7 / 2013
"When you start working, everybody is in your studio―the past, your friends, enemies, the art world, and above all, your own ideas―all are there. But as you continue painting, they start leaving, one by one, and you are left completely alone. Then, if you are lucky, even you leave."
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08 6 / 2013
"Your work is meticulous. You must evaluate not only each piece, trying to discern its nature, but also how it relates to all of the other pieces. Most of the time, you feel as if your work is wrong. It’s a persistent feeling, that the path you’ve chosen, the connections you’ve made, will ultimately lead you astray. That inevitably, you will be forced to begin again."
04 6 / 2013
One of the first and best things Brian Storm ever said to me, almost seven years ago this month: “Every day is a new opportunity to kick ass.”
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30 5 / 2013
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27 5 / 2013
"When the tough parts come along, the rejection and the slog and the unfair bad breaks, it makes sense to welcome them. Instead of cursing or fearing the down moments, understand that they mean you’ve chosen reality, not some unsustainable fantasy. It means that you’re doing worthwhile, difficult work, not merely amusing yourself."
19 2 / 2013
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