Monday, February 07, 2005

Feeling bad.

In thinking about the artworld from an artist's perspective, it's important to remember:

1. You are puny.
2. Your ideas are runny like soft-boiled eggs - and also like soft-boiled eggs, they have probably occurred before.
3. You will not ever succeed, but once in a while you may get a swelled head and think you are magical.
4. People will hate you and want to bite you.
5. You will hate others and want to bite them.

If you feel like adding to this list, please go ahead. I am eager to learn, to expand my experience, to merge with others, to become less puny.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

mountain man, Here is a lesson I learned the hard way.
DO NOT HOG ALL OF THE CHEESE AND WINE AT THE OPENING.
It is not only for you. If you stand close to the spread gobbling all through the opening people will think you are grubby. I learned this the hard way. now I am scorned and avoided.

Anonymous said...

Another lesson
Wearing wacky clothes is off putting.

Anonymous said...

affecting a foreign accent is offputting

mountain man said...

thank you for your wisdom, anonymous. i am glad to have rules to follow for the next time i go out. wish me luck!