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I’ve received a lot of letters from artists asking to check out their artwork and their blog, and I’ve noticed that a lot of them openly write unhealthy amounts of negative comments about their artwork, it was super depressing, honestly.  :(
Confidence plays a very very important role as an artist, it’s what helps us learn and grow without the constant feeling of doubt and jealousy!  You are a unique individual who must go down your own unique path, and as scary as it sounds, you can’t rely on others to hold your hand all the way through.  You are the only one who can get yourself to where you need to go, and beating up your artwork is not the way!  Trust yourself and your abilities to make a change, and you can do anything!!

Love your art, love yourself!

I was actually going to write a long post about this yesterday, but this lovely comic sums up all my points perfectly! Artists, please read this! It can be hard to break out of your bad “my art sucks” habits, but you gotta try. I used to do that ALL THE TIME, but a few years ago I made a conscious effort to change and I feel my art is much better for it. It’s not easy, it’ll take practice, but it’s worth it. Love your art!

Another goodun!

Useful advice for all types of art :)

Sam West spoke with us today…

cuppalondon:

…look him up on imdb if you’d like some background, he’s had an extensive career across film, tv, and theatre. He spoke at length about the Arts Council in London/UK and the country’s journey as their opinion of the arts and the people’s accessibility to such has changed. He spoke of the general outlook as (roughly paraphrased) :


"At first we were using taxes to buy Rembrandts and they were going into pope’s homes and just hanging on the wall for hundreds of years. And you want the people to have access to art, and to all have a Rembrandt hanging in their front rooms, but the problem is, there aren’t enough Rembrandts. So what we did was buy a Rembrandt and built a room for it. And that’s called the National Gallery. And we told the people "This is your Rembrandt, and this is your front room. This is where you can go to see your Rembrandt. And other people can come in and see it, but this is your Rembrandt. And that’s why we made all of our museums free.”

He also had a lot of professional advice, which I thought was very good.

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Ten Films by American Female Directors From the 1990s
All films available on Netflix.
Paris is Burning | 1990 | Dir. Jennie Livingston
A League of Their Own | 1992 | Dir. Penny Marshall
Strange Days | 1995 | Dir. Kathryn Bigelow 
Clueless | 1995 | Dir. Amy Heckerling
The Brady Bunch Movie | 1995 | Dir. Betty Thomas
Walking and Talking  | 1996 | Dir. Nicole Holofcener
Private Parts | 1997 | Dir. Betty Thomas
The Virgin Suicides | 1999 | Dir. Sofia Coppola
Boys Don’t Cry | 1999 | Dir. Kimberly Peirce
Guinevere | 1999 | Dir. Audrey Wells
Do not tolerate, from yourself or others, jokes that make fun of anyone for anything that is harmful or out of their control. Ever. Period. Full stop. Not racist jokes, not sexist jokes, not homophobic or transphobic jokes, not jokes that make fun of people who have physical or mental disabilities or illnesses. Practice this now, and practice it deliberately. You should have a sense of humour, but this is NOT a sense of humour. Don’t do it. Ever. It’s never okay.
The dean of my law school who is a fucking BAMF  (via exvin)
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