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Art, encouragement and stories from creative communities around the world.

Make That Art

Being an artist means pursuing excellence as we push ourselves to do our best. But what if I told you that focusing too much on excellence might actually make your art worse in the long

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Measure Once, Cut Twice

Some people imagine that artists come to their work with an idea perfectly conceived by their genius intellect, and it springs from their minds fully formed like Athena from the head of Zeus. And we

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On Giving and Receiving Feedback

Feedback: it’s a crucial part of any artistic endeavor. And yet, it’s often one we’re not particularly good at as artists. Feedback is a place of intense vulnerability, and we fear the pain that often

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Steps of Growing as an Artist

Growing as an artist isn’t a science. It’s… well, it’s an art. But I’ve still found there’s a certain rhythm and pattern to developing artistic talent, and I’d like to outline that for you. I

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“Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you

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Sowing and Sabbath

I am a writer. There’s nothing that brings me more joy than having written something excellent. And there’s nothing that brings me more despair than trying to write something excellent. Some days I get a

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The Artist’s Conscience

In analyzing my experiences as an artist, I’ve come across a phenomenon which I haven’t found a satisfactory name for, so I’ll give it one: the artist’s conscience. In the same way that your moral

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What Is an Artist?

This is the first in a series of articles on the life of an artist written by Cameron Miller. What defines an artist? What makes them who they are? The obvious answer is that they’re

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