Thursday, September 11, 2014

Fabulous Post from Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

Look at THIS. Great list of things you should give up in order to be happy with your art.  Awesome post from Julie Fei-Fan Balzer!  There.  That's it. Short post.


  1. Funny that you should share this - I just read it and was trying to figure out how to share it myself. Absolutely great thoughts and insights that we all can learn from.

  2. Jeez... I really needed to read this! Thanks, Jane

  3. Thanks for sharing, Jane. Good list to keep as a reminder of bumps on the road to making arts. Best approach --- have fun and play! When the painting doesn't work out, cut or tear it up and re-assemble as a collage. I learned this from Jane! It really changed my attitude towards painting. :-) tina m.

    1. Hi Tina. When the painting "doesn't work out", it's just not finished yet. Keep painting. Tearing it up or even cropping it is sort of a cop out. You have way more to gain by continuing on it - even if you do so six months later - than by bailing.

  4. I'd read the article before, but it had more impact on me this time around-- probably because I am at that place where I am ready to hear what she is saying. The funny result was that I wrote "Kill your babies" in my journal.... then had a quick re-think. What if someone took a peak at this journal? I quickly went back and wrote a mini explanation, with credit to Julie's blog post. lol

    Thanks Jane,



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