Life With My Artist

Victor is an artist through and through. He marches to the beat of his own drum and doesn’t give a damn what anyone else thinks or says about it. He takes immense pride in his work and absolutely refuses to put his name on anything that isn’t completely perfect. A few weeks ago while out in the woodshop, his router slipped while finishing the edge of a board. Rather than calling it “seconds” and listing it at a discount, he tossed it away so as not to offer anything less than totally perfect. 

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No Talent

I hate the word talent. Folks use it with good intentions, but it bothers me when I stop to think about what it really means. It bothers me on a couple levels, actually. For one, it makes it sound like whatever I created came from some gift I was born with. That couldn’t be further from the truth, as I’ll explain in a bit. The bigger concern is that they are subconsciously saying, “Wow, this is amazing. I wish I could do that, but I’m not talented.” Both are untrue, and I’m going to set the record straight today!

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