Archive for March 25th, 2008

Since my last few posts have dealt with artist angst and what to do when stuff ain’t working, I’ll post one more in this vein. It’s a quote. Well, only sort of a quote. I don’t remember who said it, or exactly what the wording is, or where I read this. Now that I’ve sold you on how great this quote is, here it is:


The difference between a good artist and a great artist is the size of their wastebaskets.

Which I take to mean that the great artist is more critical of her work and throws more of it away…although I suppose it could be argued that this really means the great artist is so good that he doesn’t have to discard much.

BTW, I don’t think I’m brave enough to post images of any of my rejects here. Sorry, not interested in sharing failure with the world. Rejects are in a ‘destined to burn’ pile in the basement. One small consolation: the work in my reject pile is getting better…not that I’ll pop the champagne cork on that, thank you anyway.


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