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Old 07-18-2019, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Shawn Everette View Post
Personally, no, but skills are a tool, and not knowing how a tool works prevents you from using it.
Well, I agree, it's why I quoted Banksy regarding "learning your craft". When it becomes an end unto itself, I have problems. I have them with people who never step outside their success zone either. I know of a tremendous number or people who haven't made anything substantially different in decades and it was Melamid who ridiculed them with "Making coffee cups for the rest of your life will be terribly boring , but you must do it if you want to be a successful artist. He really had it nailed. When he addressed GAS a number of years back he was touting "The Rubber Band Society"-- "bound by our love of rubber bands." He was making some people fairly uncomfortable in the audience.
Where are we going and why am I in this basket?
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