August 2, 2004

Pep Talk

I've just found this:

So you want to be more creative, in art, in business, whatever. Here are some tips that have worked for me over the years:

1. Ignore everybody.

The more original your idea is, the less good advice other people will be able to give you. When I first started with the biz card format, people thought I was nuts. Why wasn't I trying to do something more easy for markets to digest i.e. cutey-pie greeting cards or whatever?

Read it when you feel a little lost.

Scrolling through and linking to the main page, I find this nugget:

Or painters. You spend one month painting blue pictures because that's the color the celebrity collectors are buying this season ("Cash"), you spend the next month painting red pictures because secretly you despise the color blue and love the color red ("Sex").

Well, nobody's perfect. Certainly there are some painters who do this... I can't think of any right off the bat. Oh yea, I heard that Serra is selling his political posters like crazy. I'll bet David Hockney has this down to a science.

Posted by Dennis at August 2, 2004 9:52 AM

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