The Smart Artist

Spinning through photos on my phone. Saw this. Don’t recall where I snapped the image – somewhere in NYC I think. But it is perhaps the most perfect summary of our quest.

Have a great weekend.

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  1. Mike Wood October 8, 2011 at 10:24 am #

    words for creatives to live by. Have a great weekend Chase. :)

  2. Sergiu October 8, 2011 at 10:26 am #

    …to make more work which continues to make the culture and make people more sensitive to themselves and what’s around them.
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  3. Younes Bounhar October 8, 2011 at 2:04 pm #

    Great words to live by.

  4. Jan Oscarsson October 8, 2011 at 3:02 pm #

    Truer that!!!

  5. Phil Stefans October 8, 2011 at 3:05 pm #

    Its almost a mission statement….thanks for sharing.

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    Have been saying some time now. If there is no market for your work, create that market and live your dream. Thanks for sharing.

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    Nice words and very true

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    So true about Steve Jobs, who did the same.

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    Love it, so true… artists never have any money because they use every penny to make more art.

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    Merci Chase, ces mots je les connais, mais c’est bon de les lire encore, j’en avais justement besoin pour refixer mes priorités de peintre! ;)

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