The following Posts are authored by varoius people (including myself) with the common thread being that they all had something powerful, supportive, inspiring and healing to say.
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Its "Black Friday" today (for my many international fans that means today many Americans are either frantically shopping or in a "Food & TV" stupor). I see it as the American addiction to trying to cover the pain of not Accepting Ourselves and that who we are as not being Valid.
We're type-A masters at it, really. We're all overweight with too much meaningless junk in our closets taking anti-depressants hopelessly trying to prove ourselves worthy to others of respect, our own individuality and power ... and by extension the same to the rest of the world. If we have infiltrated your country with our military troops/bases, our poisonous processed food purveyors, and over-the-top ego-centric pop-cultural media messages ….SORRY.
We’re just working through our internal personal issues (a.k.a. our shit) on a global scale.
With Love & Honesty, Trella
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“Inspiration is for amateurs. I just get to work.” – Chuck Close
It may be that I like hearing about the work habits of writers and artists I like almost as much as I like their work. How do you force yourself to do work no one (really, like, no one) is clamoring for, in addition to doing the long apprentice work you need to do to build your chops? As most of our work gets less structured and more creative, it might prove helpful to take a look at how artists get their stuff done. And, sorry, all those romantic notions you have of absinthe spoons, manic episodes and Kerouac-like rambling on a long roll of butcher paper really aren’t operative. Creative work is mostly showing up every day and enduring a million tiny failures as you feel your way to something a bit new. - Chuck Close