Paolozzi quote for Creatives

the importance of visiting national art galleries when you're a creative, quote by Paolozzi


7 actions for beginning writers

Previously posted but I enjoyed rereading it this morning. I doubt if any writer has ever complained of being encouraged too much. Do share with any writer or would-be-writer friends.

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I found myself writing this encouragement to a young writer approaching a course in Literature at University – but much of it is useful to any beginning writers:

1.  Believe that you are a writer already.

This is tough.  You think “But I haven’t had my first novel published!”  “But I haven’t sold my first filmscript…..” and the minute you say “I’m a writer” to other people, they will ask “So what have you sold?”  – which doesn’t help.

But being an artist and selling work don’t always flow together.

Van Gogh was a painter to his fingertips, worked hard all his life and only ever sold ONE painting, while alive.

2.  Because you are a writer, you can begin planning a writing career.

Think of what you want to have achieved in 5 years.

Aim for it.

Don’t just meekly do what will get you good marks in School…

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Exhibition Lecture: “Transatlantic Connections: Eduardo Paolozzi and Andy Warhol” Edinburgh

Today is the opening day of the newest exhibition at the National Gallery Modern Two in Edinburgh: Eduardo Paolozzi and Andy Warhol, titled "I want to be a machine."  I attended an opening lecture at lunchtime and then went across town to see the exhibition for myself. Curator Keith Hartley introduces lunchtime lecturerAnne Massey; "Transatlantic …

Name digital picture files for easy retrieval

computer, backup, file naming

This is just one good way to label digital picture files, as practiced by professional photographer, Michael Greco. Notice, I'm just suggesting it as one good idea - the video clip itself is titled "The World's Best File Naming System" - and this raised the heckles of commenters on the comments section.  Some were …