560. August 15… I’m such a good lover because I practice a lot on my own.” – Woody Allen

Thoughts from the "Tinman"

"Interstate 25" ©RobertRedus 2011

“From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.” – Dr. Seuss

Yesterday I was reading the Tao…the thought for the day was… “Repetition”…it was initially explained around the use of prayer beads and how fundamentally it matters very little what the next bead might be…what matters is it needs to be counted…addressed…experienced….the passage ends with…

Repeat, Repeat, Repeat,  until repetition becomes endurance

the notion of repetition is much more valuable than many might think…especially when it comes to producing art…

often there is a grandiose declaration  beginning something like this…. “I am going to___________”…taking the one declaring this to some lofty pinnacle of instant visual clarity…something that seems so real…attainable…yet often the declaration is just that a declaration….much like a balloon let loose to fly around the room…for a brief moment…gas out…it is over…

if an artist does not hone their skill everyday…how can they expect to grow as an artist…over time…there are the places in that practice where the results are dim and seemingly uneventful…while other times produce breakthrough and insight…it takes the combination of both of these linked and attached to the daily living of the life to ever gain any significant progress…

In life, you don’t know how many beads you’ve counted already, and you don’t know how many more are yet to come.”

“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.” – Rick Warren