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Keys to motivation

July 29, 2014

Dear Artist,

Work is not work when work is loved. This thought is affirmed by legions of artists who have no trouble being motivated. Many get themselves started with the expectation of joy. But hardly one of us hasn't, at some time, lacked the desire to do so. In my studio, when there's no joy, there's no work. In studying motivation, I've found at least three... Read On







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