A well-honed diamond can be a thing of breathtaking beauty. It reflects the light of the world and refracts that light in ways that sparkle, shine and seem to emanate an inner glow from inside
the stone. That uncut, unpolished, lump of stone?.in the hands of a well
-trained, well-practiced master?becomes art
The catch is that becoming that well trained and well practiced master is well ?. Hard work.
If you're going to change the world
with your art, then the world deserves
something truly amazing from you, and it's possible that amazing is currently better than your very best efforts. We know that the Universe has given you an enormous, enviable gift: your artistic talent and creative ideas, and, most importantly, a hunger
to use those talents and ideas.
That gift is like a diamond that you, and you alone, just pulled out of the ground. But we (the rest of the world) aren't interested in your lumpy, unpolished stone ? we're interested in what you can do with that chunk of stone. We're interested in diamonds that have already been cut and polished.
So if you're not already well trained and well practiced and creating stones of amazing, world-changing beauty?. Then there is hard work ahead.
But, the good news is that if you want to change the world with your art, are willing to be honest with yourself about the current quality of your work, are disciplined and determined to continually improve your work, and most importantly, have that insatiable hunger to create . . . . then it is only a matter of time until you succeed.
Software Craftsman and Art Fanatic
PS - "Talent is overrated . . . there are thousands of people with
talent and 'visual circuitry'-- it's what you DO with the talent that
counts." ? David Leffel, artist