put six scents into my mystery machine and this is what i got.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Do Not :
Constantly compare yourself to other artists.
Base the success of your entire career on one project.
Stick with what you know.
Undervalue your expertise.
Let money dictate what you do.
Only do work that your family/friends would love.
Set unachievable/overwhelming goals. To be accomplished by tomorrow.
Taken from 'Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking', David Bayles and Ted Orland.
A ceramics teacher, at the beginning of the semester, split the class in two. One half was told they would be graded on the quantity of work: the more a student produced, the higher the grade. The second group would be graded on quality: to get an A, a student only needed to produce one pot, but it had to be perfect.
It turned out that at the end of the semester, the works of highest quality were all produced by the students in the 'quantity' group. That group was constantly learning and improving, while the other group 'sat theorizing about perfection' and did not progress in their actual work.
An idea on the page is worth 100x more than an idea in the mind. You can only judge and be judged by work that’s executed. Eventually, we all realize that most of the ideas that look great in our mind look dumb once they’re real. But, at least you now know.
Voice is about what you say. It’s content. Style is about what you’re wearing. It’s aesthetics. The prior informs the latter, not the other way around. Clothes don’t make the man. They don’t make your work either.
"The price of being a sheep is boredom. The price of being a wolf is loneliness. Choose one or the other with great care." - Hugh Mcleod
Other One Liners That Made The Cut :
If your biz plan depends on you suddenly being "discovered" by some big shot, your plan will probably fail.
Keep your day job.
If you accept the pain, it cannot hurt you.
Never compare your inside with somebody else's outside.
Sing in your own voice.
Merit can be bought. Passion can't.
painting by christopher duncan
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
unique, durable, comfy and stylish frames from eco friendly eyewear company Drift. I love to see some throw back done smart. go check out the science to these specs and see for yourself how hard it is to resist brains and beauty. smoken.
THIS Saturday, August 21st @ 8pm, the COMING SOON space will be transformed into an interactive pop-up shop, debuting an 'outdoors meets fashion' inspired eyewear brand – Drift Eyewear. The launch will be the first for the brand in the Northwest. Their unique aesthetic alone is worth the trip but once you learn about their revolutionary construction and eco-friendly design you'll be hooked. The installation – designed by COMING SOON – will turn the showroom into a floor-to-ceiling, merchandisable forest– with sunglass and eyeglass
frames hanging from the branches. Shopping will become an interactive experience – as you discover the various styles within the trees while trying them on to see which wood/ frame fits your look.
Monday, August 9, 2010
all about these pieces from the futuregrand sass & bide collection. With a recent come down from a serious die antwoord obsession, a long standing concern for the tragedies of darfur, on-going research into the tribes and influences of africa's tribesmen and last but not least a recent fixation on the work of rem koolhaas (be it seattle landmarks or his amazing new shoe designs)...this collection could not have hit the special spot any harder. take a peek at the rest of the collection.