Paolozzi quote for Creatives

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

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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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lutNrHI_ac 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 …