Friday, 10 October 2008


I just read this on Jean's - art it blog and it reminded me of a similar list I read years ago about pottery on Chris Barnes original site when he was at the chocolate factory in UK.. it makes me chuckle because these lists are so true.. I must dig that one up and post it, i remember it being quite extensive..


This list courtesy of Keri Smith

1. Constantly compare yourself to other artists.
2. Talk to your family about what you do and expect them to cheer you on.
3. Base the Success of your entire career on one project.
4. Stick with what you know.
5. Undervalue your expertise.
6. Let money dictate what you do.
7. Bow to societal pressures.
8. Only do work that your family would love.
9. Do whatever the client/customer/gallery owner/patron/investor asks.
10. Set unachievable/overwhelming goals to be accomplished by tomorrow.


  1. this is pretty good. Thanks for posting it, it's definitely something to keep in mind.

  2. That list is so true, I just had to laugh at the things we tell ourselves sometimes.

  3. Count me in. In fact I'm there already.
    This week i finally decided that I should belive in myself a bit more. that lasted all of 1 hour. oh well !!!

  4. hey deborah, It made me chuckle i think i'd been checking into quite a few of those last week, time to reboot...
    I'm with you meagan, a good laugh is the best therapy..
    howdy paul, yeh good on you it must be tough reassessing everything after quitting your job an all...I think its a great choice and a challenge.....give it time eh..