TalentPlease artists, take a time and read it. A lot of people is been asking me recently about what I do to create, how I developed my work, if I have any formal study in arts, or if it's only "talent". Oh, talent, that damn word. I don't disregard talent at all, but what I really think is that's a complete waste of time for us as artists to underestimate the value of HARD WORK. Talent is a given, Hard work is coachable, and that's all. Simple math. Here's an excerpt of text that says it all: TALENT"Talent is, in common parlance, 'what comes easily'. So, sooner or later, inevitably, you reach a point where the work doesn't come easily, and, -Aha!, it's just what you feared.Wrong. By definition, whatever you have is exactly what you need to produce your best work. There's probably no clearer waste of psychic energy than worrying about how much talent you have- And probably no worry more common. Talent, if it is anything, is a gift, and nothing of the artist's own making.
Your NameI wish I knew your name.The taste of itUpon my lips.The sound of itOn my breath.The feel of itIn my skin.I wish I knew your name.Could hold onto itSavor its warmth.Could shout it upInto the skies.Could sleep with itSafe in my arms.I wish I knew your name.