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Monday Missive — August 15, 2022

Quotes “Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have … Continue reading

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Monday Missive — August 8, 2022

Quotes “People can like what I do or not like what I do, but Jesus, there’s a body of work there, and I’m really proud of it.” — Conan O’Brien “ Dawn is the time when nothing breathes, the hour … Continue reading

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Monday Missive — July 25, 2022

Quotes “Stop making excuses; you’re the only one stopping you.” — Issa Rae “A creator needs only one enthusiast to justify him.” -– Man Ray “There’s power in looking silly and not caring that you do.” -— Amy Poehler Links … Continue reading

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Monday Missive — July 11, 2022

Quotes “If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.” — Ellen Johnson Sirleaf “Success is the process itself.” — Matt Damon “I’m deeply interested in the photograph as a record of an encounter and enjoy putting … Continue reading

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Monday Missive — July 4, 2022

Quotes “If you wrote something for which someone sent you a check, if you cashed the check and it didn’t bounce, and if you then paid the light bill with the money, I consider you talented.” — Stephen King “Let … Continue reading

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Monday Missive — June 27, 2022

Quotes “It is important to me that the text is not a caption but integral to the image.” — Hal Fischer “I do not photograph nature. I photograph my visions.” — Man Ray “Optimism is a perfectly legitimate response to … Continue reading

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Monday Missive — June 20, 2022

Quotes A little something extra for Father’s Day “I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.” — … Continue reading

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Monday Missive — June 13, 2022

Quotes “They powerfully reflect her conviction that she has something to say and her own way of saying it.” — Roberta Smith in the NY Times about sculptor Louise Bourgeois who now has a show of paintings at NY’s Metropolitan … Continue reading

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Monday Missive — June 6, 2022

Quotes “It is only by selection, by elimination, by emphasis, that we get at the real meaning of things.” — Georgia O’Keeffe “That’s the way I work: I try to imagine what I would like to see.” -— Sofia Coppola … Continue reading

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Monday Missive — May 30, 2022

Quotes “I always get to where I am going by walking away from where I have been.” -— Winnie the Pooh in the film “Christopher Robin” (written by Alex Ross Perry, Tom McCarthy, and Allison Schroeder) “I believe that the … Continue reading

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Monday Missive — May 23, 2022

Quotes “Just because you haven’t found your talent yet, doesn’t mean you don’t have one.” -— Kermit the Frog “Some artists have an idea in mind, and make the art to fit the vision. Others shoot whatever they see, over … Continue reading

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Monday Missive — May 16, 2022

Quotes “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” -— Maya Angelou “I always like to have another story, another introduction, another work, and I’ll just go and work on that, while somewhere in the … Continue reading

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Monday Missive — May 9, 2022

Quotes “It is important that the musician just lets the music be written. — Björk “Bare attention, no distractions, pure awareness, noticing only what is in the moment.” — Natalie Goldberg in “Three Simple Lines.” “The gratification comes in the … Continue reading

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Monday Missive — May 2, 2022

Quotes “Nobody knows what you have in you until you’ve done it, so I just keep pushing those boundaries, and I figure it will all come out in the wash.” -— Greta Gerwig “What you have to make secure and … Continue reading

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Monday Missive — April 25

Quotes “It is not enough to know your craft — you have to have feeling.” — Édouard Manet ” . . . considering how we commodify the visual identity of strangers is a tricky topic.” — Jonathan Blaustein “I can’t … Continue reading

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