Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Letters to a young artist: Prelude


Dear Young Artist;

Do I wish, when I was a young artist, that an older artist with more than four decades of experience in the arts, set down for me, in a series of  letters, the wisdom of their experience?


But even though this is just my prelude letter to future letters providing the wisdom of a life in the arts, I am already providing you with your first lesson: 

Don't pay attention to what anyone wants.

I mean, unless you want money and worldly success.

Or let me put it another way for you, young artist: I didn't want an old, experienced artist to send me letters full of the wisdom of their experience, and look what happened to me.

What happened to me you ask?

I accumulated wisdom.

And I'm going to share it all with you.

Resist it if you can.

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