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Chuck Close's piece of advice

“The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who’ll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. 53 more words

On Photography

#Sketchbook #Tuesday 4 #StudioArt360

“What difference does it make whether you’re looking at a photograph or looking at a still life in front of you? You still have to look.” – Chuck Close… 191 more words


"How dare you not love my art."

I heard a wonderful analogy on the subject of criticism and gossip which goes something like this:

If you were accused of standing on a busy street corner wearing a ridiculous bird costume and vigorously flapping your wings, would the accusation upset you? 486 more words

Blog Posts


Five minutes to two, Blue is the Warmest Colour is playing and I have not a trace of sleep in my eyes.

Two of my job applications were rejected today, or yesterday technically. 130 more words

Some Record Sleeves by Artists I Particularly Like.

While I specifically collect cover art by five designers — the artist known as Bansky, Sir Peter Blake, Damien Hirst, Klaus Voormann and Andy Warhol — sometimes other artists I admire produce record covers. 972 more words

Record Cover Art

Step Into the All-White Duplex of an Interior Designer

Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz’s aesthetic has a distinct signature: slick, ornate and so perfectly polished it feels surreal. He creates artistic interiors that are both inspiring and livable. 877 more words

The New York Times

Monday Inspiration | Aug 1, 2016

August freakin’ one. It’s been a long time since I’ve talked to you guys. Quite a few changes have happened for my fam in the last month which is why Monday Inspiration has been M.I.A. 550 more words