HOW TO BECOME AN ARTIST

1. Divide your mind into three parts.

 

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2. Part One is “the Child Mind”… curious, unembarrassable, stubborn… this part gets the ideas and wants to make things, indefatigable

 

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3. Part Two is the “Pseudo Scientist”.. He’s not a real scientist but he likes to investigate things… bricoleur…alchemist…renaissance person… country gentleman/woman.. He’s the one who encourages Part One Child Mind to continue… like:  How would it look if you did it that way?

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4. Part Three of the mind is The Judge (or Judger). This fella you ask to sit it out. Sit over there until I ask you for help. The Judger is useful but not in the process of making the art.

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5. Once the art is made you can ask The Judge his or her opinion. Usually, it is not helpful, but sometimes they can also be a Researcher and lead you to similar or related obsessions that the Child Mind may become fascinated with and the Pseudo Scientist can encourage him to make variations upon.

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