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There’s no way around it. Art must take risks and risk risks rejection. Is rejection the dark side of art? You throw your soul on the page, on the canvas, in the work, and then you stand all naked and vulnerable while the gatekeeper says yah or nay. Mostly nay. Even when you’re good, you get lots of rejection. I just got a doozy. The person rejected my work–and told me I was an enormously gifted writer. Apparently they were either being over-the … Read More

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The Van Gogh I Didn't Know. Starry night, missing ear, sunflower, red hair, blah, blah, blah…while I love the Gogh-ian classics, I often find that the majesty of the art almost gets lost in the cliche of it all. While reading Little Einsteins: Van Gogh’s World of Colors to a 1.5 year old acquaintance of mine, I was struck by the fact that I am unfamiliar with the greater portion of Van Gogh’s great volume of work. So, I decided to do some poking around on ze interweb- and Read More

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