Starting Where You Are

gary's eyes are gone
“Gary’s Eyes are Gone”  conte drawing Chloe Cocking  Gary’s eyes are gone, jury’s out on whether mine are, too . Photo Chloe Cocking

It seems to me that creative or artistic development has intimate links with self-development.

To the degree that I am not writing and painting, I am not being with myself. (Cue the distinction between be-ing and do-ing). I spend a certain amount of time resisting my own muse by doing. I dunno why.

The upshot is I am often not a human being, I’m a human doing. I run around Getting Thing Done ™- things that I don’t actually want to do, things that probably don’t matter, things that get me nothing and waste the ‘good’ hours of the day.

So I read this and found things in there I liked, including this remark:

You always start with where you are and work from there no matter what stage you’re at or how much work you’ve already done

I think this is as close as I am going to get to a New Years resolution- Chloe, start where you are.

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