Articles tagged with "headspace"

The Closet Artist

Why? In this time of internet opportunity, upload and download artist self-management, and free tools under our fingertips, why do closet artists still work overtime in order to keep their art under wraps?

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Understanding Happiness

I’ve often been asked how it all started, this journey of creativity that I find myself on. In the past I’ve gone through the long story as to how I got to be where I’m at, as it’s hard to give a short answer. This is not for lack of trying to find an abbreviated version, but rather it’s because every step of the way I’ve made very conscious decisions in order to stay on this road. Recently I realised that the one single thing that has led me here is the pursuit of happiness.

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Now FEB2017

Where I'm at right now

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You Have a Choice

When it comes to our communities, one of the most biggest concerns I have, is that people generally seem to think they don't have a choice. They feel trapped in by circumstances. They feel they can't make the changes in their life because life makes it impossible. "I CAN'T do my art because I have to work to get an income", "I HAVE NO CHOICE but to put my child in childcare, even though at the end of the day I’m only $50 better off", "I CAN'T be successful, because no-one will give me any opportunities". These are very real beliefs, with real feelings attached, and real people suffering as a result. So, are the right? Do we really have a choice?

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When Critics Attack

Not everyone is going to believe in you. The word is full of cynical people who will make assumptions, and even go so far as creating lies to justify their own rationalisation of their views on your choices. We see it in the media all the time, and it happens in everyday life too. Artists quite often find themselves in the critic's aim, both professionally and personally. Even the kindest and most generous and selfless people have raging critics. It feels pretty sad when people can't take you simply as the person you strive to be, but rather paint you out to be something else, because of jealousy, misinformation, or because they haven't bothered to take the time to actually learn the truth. So, how can you deal with the critic?

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