Archives for young artists

The War of Art

Any true creative which you admire had a struggle to get to where they are. Pick your favorite singer, or artist, director, or film maker. They all have a story of challenge and risk, of having to fight through insurmountable odds, of not knowing how to pay the bills, of
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Faith = Risk

Nothing happens until you step out and take action. Going after your dreams or pursuing your goals can feel like jumping out of an airplane or leaping off of a cliff, but nothing significant was ever achieved in life without making a risky move. Do you dream of painting in
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You Were Not Meant To Have Small Dreams

When God brings a dream it’s never small. He has a dream that lives inside the heart of each one of His Sons and Daughters. It is often close to our deepest desire, passion, and longing. That dream is significant and it matters deeply. It may seem small at first,
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You Are a Talented Artist So Reject The Spirit Of Comparison

When you meet other artists and creatives, if you catch yourself comparing yourself to them and analyzing whether you are “better than them,” or whether they are “better than you,” then stop it! This will only either feed your pride or it will make you feel worthless. Reject comparing yourself
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Don’t Let Anyone Tell You Otherwise!

Have you ever been wrongly judged by one of your peers? Judgements are nasty things! I know a boy in my daughter’s sixth grade middle school class who is gifted with a sense of humor that makes a lot of people smile. But in his experimentation with that gift, several
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You Don’t Need To Be a Victim Of That Lie

Hollywood has long taught young girls that they need to prostitute themselves as sex objects in order to do what they love to do. Marilyn Monroe is one of the many tragic stories about a precious young woman who was baited by a lie, was used by the industry, and
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Discovering a Successful ART Business

To have a successful ART business, you can’t allow yourself to get discouraged just because things aren’t going the way you believe they should go. It’s trial and error. Learn from what didn’t happen, and then trial and error again. Treat it like a scientific experiment. Thomas Edison experimented with
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Don’t Strive To Be Different

You were already designed and created be be unique. It’s not something that you need to work to achieve. Just relax, simply be yourself, and your DNA will kick in and do it for you. The legendary CS Lewis expressed this truth very effectively when he said, “Even in literature
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