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    I have come to believe that it is from your core personality, and only there, that the best work comes from. It is not always easy to toss off that mantle of preconceived notions (what will sell, what do people want, etc.)...but TOSS IT WE MUST!


    “Art isn’t about validating yourself, as much as recognizing yourself.”

    Oh that's a keeper.
    Great reminder of getting back to the core of ones self, Barb, thanks!

    kathy weller

    "I am drawn to the same things/stories/characters/meanings and I still have the same aesthetic I have always had. I also realized that in the few times I have ventured far from the core of who I am deep down, my work failed and did NOT ring true."

    Totally agreeing!!! (I love this and agree with it in my own experience!)

    “Art isn’t about validating yourself, as much as recognizing yourself.”

    Totally agreeing, again!!!! (Yay!!! Ditto!!)

    Thank you for expressing this verbally - you put it beautifully...

    Great post, Barb.

    Barbara Johansen Newman

    Thanks, guys, for checking in and leaving nice comments!

    I know YOU all get it--it's the way you work, too!

    Now if I could only figure out how to incorporate my Elvis lamps into my books...


    Oh This was a great post perfect for me right now!

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