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Ira Glass on Being an Artist

“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.”

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KanchanCollage 1 day ago   Traditional Artist
You might enjoy this blog that I follow: preraphaelitepaintings.blogspo…
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rambleonrob 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
you re welcome:) (Smile) 
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Barnum60 Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconlefthumbsupplz:  Thanks a lot for faving!
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homunculus888 Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the fave! :D
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D1onor Mar 16, 2014  New member  Artist
Randell, your work feels very mystical to me & I love it! I want to see more of your dynamic color! Thanks for your work!
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MaximSellevellor Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! deviantART Please watch other photos Sherlock Holmes
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merci pour les favs :)
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RomancesSansParoles Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the +fav Heart 
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Thanks a lot for the favs!
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:iconmertonparrish:
Some of your new black and white pieces remind me a little of Monty Python's Flying Circus (which I love).

"And now for something completely different!"
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etsap Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist
:bow::bow::bow::bow:
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Dear Randall, thank you for your kind message.
I must say likewise that i find your gallery most unique and striking.
Your art is so vibrant and with qualities that are surreal, spiritual, mystical.
I shall return when i have more time to look.
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:rainbowz: Thanks very much for faving

Art Summary 2013 by leothefox  
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AkiraHikawa Jan 12, 2014   General Artist
I'm glad to see that you like my drawing
akirahikawa.deviantart.com/art…
Hope you will follow my next deviations being my watcher :)

See ya!
Akira Hikawa
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MarianaFuzaro Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for the faves
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ZeeShiKing Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
We are honored to have you in Heart :iconjugnuworld: Heart
Have a great day!! Hug
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thanks for the fave "Albion House Liverpool B&W"
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thanks for the fave :D
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Nexu4 Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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thank you so much for the faves :D

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Leogon Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the fave on Rudkhan.:-)
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RomancesSansParoles Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much again!!! I'll be watching you too! Hug Love 
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RomancesSansParoles Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the favorite! Hug 
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Ehsanbb Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the FAV! Really appreciated. I hope that you have time to look at the rest of my gallery as well:

ehsanbb.deviantart.com/gallery…
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ingeline-art Dec 1, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for faving - that means so much for me!
Ingeline-art cologne;-)))
My newest painting from today:
angel of my soul:
Angel of my soul by ingeline-art
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