“Where you are, right here and now, this is how bad stories end. But it’s also how the best stories, begin.” ~ Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You
“The truthful, inside story of almost any man’s life – if told modestly and without offending egotism – is most entertaining. It is almost sure-fire speech material.” ~ Dale Carnegie, via Talk Like TED
The other day I went to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery.
It had been years (probably closer to a decade) since I had been to the Albright-Knox (or to any art museum for that matter), and I wanted to spend some time with other people’s masterpieces.
I felt like I was in a rut and that I was seeing the same art and inspirations on the same platforms day in and day out.
I wanted to re-frame my thinking and step outside of my normal zone with the hope of creating new connections in my brain that might inspire my next move with my own art.
What’s interesting is that I found myself surprisingly distant and disconnected from the pieces in the exhibit.
As I walked piece to piece, my thoughts were roughly as follows: Continue reading