How can I minimize or prevent losing momentum upon reaching a goal?

Total Views: 1742Working towards a goal builds up momentum: the closer you get, the more worthwhile your efforts can feel. This momentum can get scattered by reaching a finishing line; instead of stabilizing your work rhythm and thus your artistic identity further (knowledge of progress, of having manifested something), it can lead to parts of … Continue reading “How can I minimize or prevent losing momentum upon reaching a goal?”

I feel disassociated from my work. What can I do after having lost motivation or momentum?

Total Views: 574There are endless reasons for artists to feel disassociated from their work: accomplishing something can lead to post-achievement depression; both success and failure can feed emotional isolation and doubts. If you lost motivation or momentum, your situation isn’t too different from that of someone who just starts out – both situations are based … Continue reading “I feel disassociated from my work. What can I do after having lost motivation or momentum?”

I finished something and feel down. Shouldn’t I be happy and satisfied?

Total Views: 538Working towards goals can lead to structure and focus, and enable peak performances: processes, collaborations and time schedules sometimes all work in unison towards accomplishing your targets. Streamlined work phases can be deeply and holistically satisfying: you know what to do, how to do it, and why you’re doing it. Even if your … Continue reading “I finished something and feel down. Shouldn’t I be happy and satisfied?”

How do I find or establish quality in my work?

Total Views: 1604As an artist, your highest goal is to understand your own ideas of quality, to grow with and expand them. Your standards will keep changing, just as you do, and sometimes conflict with each other: some works will need to scream, while others will need to be silent. Some works will need to … Continue reading “How do I find or establish quality in my work?”

I want to understand “quality”. What is it, and why is it relevant to artists?

Total Views: 2010The one thing that unites all artists is their pursuit of establishing and implementing a personal work practice. For this, they need to understand their own quality criteria. Yet what does quality mean, and how does it relate to one’s work? Quality in Everyday Life When people discuss the quality of an everyday … Continue reading “I want to understand “quality”. What is it, and why is it relevant to artists?”