Tag: learning curve

Babies Now Versus Then

My grandson is two weeks already!  Him and his parents are doing well, albeit with the usual issues of lack of sleep and trying to figure out why he might be crying this time.  In other words, everything is normal. This week’s photo challenge is “reward”.  Last fall, I wrote a post about parenthood being…

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Staying Encouraged

At some point, every writer wonders if his or her stories are important, and if anyone will ever care about them.  .  . I told him writing, like Tai Chi, was internal, not external. It is about feeling and honesty, if something wants to come out, it needs to come out.  One has to set…

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Chaos Is Inevitable – Part 1

In chaos, all is possible.  Every incoming idea is welcomed, with no regard for reality.  Forget time, money or reason; embrace a brimming universe! Because if you start with rules, your creation will be stillborn. Philippe Petit in “Creativity: The Perfect Crime” Along with the learning curve is the inevitable chaos that accompanies it.  It’s just…

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Patience for the Learning Curve

This is the essence of Rembrandt’s advice to Van Hoogstraten: the authentic craft develops naturally from one’s own experience. So, it seems reasonable to suggest that the search should not be for the lost secrets, but for one’s own practice. This is in fact easy, you start making things. At first they might not be…

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Patience Is Hard

Last Friday’s Six Word Friday used the word “patience”, something I struggle with: Patience is hard, but I’m trying. I am not by nature a very patient person.  Our media makes everything look so easy – in 30 minutes, you can learn to cook a gourmet meal!  In 60 minutes a crime can be solved!  Casual…

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