Monday Dispatch - Volume #5

To get your morning off to a good start:

  1. Seung Hoon Park weaves together strips of film into one 8x10 sheet of film and than exposed to create gorgeous images 
  2. The famous Corbis photography agency posts photos from their archives. Great collection of photos providing a glimpse into life back then 
  3. During my travels in Philadelphia, I have stumbled on the awesome work, Urban Love Letters, of Steve Powers. The idea of bringing your art onto the streets for everyone keeps popping up in my head. 
  4. 7 years of daily drawings in a 2500 page book - the power of persistence 
  5. "People working in the arts engage in street combat with The Fraud Police on a daily basis, because much of our work is new and not readily or conventionally categorized. When you’re an artist, nobody ever tells you or hits you with the magic wand of legitimacy. You have to hit your own head with your own handmade wand. And you feel stupid doing it.

    There’s no “correct path” to becoming a real artist. You might think you’ll gain legitimacy by going to university, getting published, getting signed to a record label. But it’s all bullshit, and it’s all in your head. You’re an artist when you say you are. And you’re a good artist when you make somebody else experience or feel something deep or unexpected." -- Amanda Palmer 

  6. This advice that is so simple it would be easy to ignore. Yet I have had to learn each lesson the hard way over the past year.