Voracious Readers-Get more, Be Better, No Sweat

“How to be a more voracious reader” is a lead line on a news site.

The aim is to use voracious reading to become more successful.

I reckon meaning richer in the bank.

Life-coaching, life-hacking, “you’re not doing it right”, send me the same message, you are a mouth-breather but we made “you look”.

Look away. We’re all okay, there is nothing to see here.

Get some reading material. Read it. Try a different genre. Read many forms of writing.

Get a newspaper habit. Buy or borrow a book. Start a reading group. Teach someone how to read.

You’ll do fine. Keep reading. Maybe you’ll be voracious, if that is even a measurable thing.

Out smart the people who think they can play you.

Read on, you beautiful lovers of reading,

c. Lemuel

27 February 2019

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Art Me, Motivation

Art Me,Motivation

I was used to work before I got a job. I have zero complaints.

There was a lot missing for me in working for a pay-day.

Best part of work-life were my workmates and going home tired but a good sort of tired.

Those days still inform my work habits.

No matter how much I do I think I should have accomplished more, could have moved quicker, been more able to anticipate problems.

Nope. Those ideas hamper my work more than help.

Tough internal editors are traitors. Yep, I do my best always.

Perfection isn’t possible. Even factories have quality control staff and product “hospitals”.

I don’t use that internal language any longer.

I stop work when that good tired feeling hits me.

I cannot wait to be back at it next session.

It’s really “what I do”, enjoyably.

Art on,

c. Lemuel

25 February 2019

Flotsam

Flotsam

During a recent Art discussion roundtable my colleagues unloaded their packs before we started the panel.

Their cell phones hit the table along with laptops and lattes.

I had espresso. A legal pad, mechanical pencil, and a book.

I left my slide rule and sundial at the office.

Four-ball in the side pocket,

c. Lemuel

22 February 2018

Artly, Mistakes

Artly, Mistakes

On a cold day I had no fear of failure. No mistakes haunted me.

I am free of that nagging feeling I should have done the project differently.

The feeling of artistic in-adequacy, I should have done a better job, evaporated.

I was Perfect.

I did’nt pick up a brush or prep the work bench.

I did nothing. And I did not fail once.

Do the Art,

c. Lemuel

18 February 2019

Artly, Try and Again

Artly, Try and Again

Over a long time I realised the notion of “trial and error” is not a good way of referencing designs or builds, making objects.

A replacement description is “try and try again”. It’s sneaky how damaging, negative self-language can blunt a build, project.

Simply try again. Don’t cease, the results may be way different from where I began. It’s fine that way.

Make some more.

Make more Art,

c. Lemuel

15 February 2019