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Procrastination and Fear

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Aaron Burr Leslie Odom Jr Wait for it
Book of Fears - Artist's book for Edizioni Fantasma - Giulia Caruso 2013 It’s like inventing the wheel. When you find yourself procrastinating on a project (and not on home chores, like when you procrastinate doing the laundry, that doesn’t have a deep existential meaning, does it? Does it? Leave me alone Freud.) 90% of [...]
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The Importance of Being a White Belt (aka: it’s ok to suck)

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white belt brazilian jiu jitsu
I recently started doing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. It’s a grappling martial art, very technical. I’m a white belt. And I suck at it, completely and utterly: I’m a slow learner, I’m the only girl in the class and I’m not really fit for it. But it’s ok. Because I love it. I really really really [...]
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“Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.”

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Inspiration has to find you working Picasso
I’ve always loved this quote by Pablo Picasso. It ties in well with my firm belief that natural talent is not necessary to be an artist. Any kind of artist. In my opinion all talent really does is give you the boost to do things quicker, to ride the learning curve faster, but it’s not [...]