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Now, if this doesn’t apply to you, that’s fine. You may have finished something already that’s out there and available to your audience.

Too often I hear friends of mine—fellow artists—who complain that they’re never able to finish a ____ (whatever they do). “I can never finish a drawing or a painting.” Or, “I can never finish a book.” Or, “It’s so hard to finish a film.” Well, the viewpoint I would encourage you to take is: any time you spend complaining is a time that would be better spent actually DOING your art.

“you know, I’ve either had a family, a job, something has always been in the way but now I’ve sold my house, I’ve found this place, a large studio, you should see the space and the light. for the first time in my life I’m going to have a place and the time to create. no baby, if you’re going to create you’re going to create whether you work 16 hours a day in a coal mine or you’re going to create in a small room with 3 children while you’re on welfare, you’re going to create with part of your mind and your body blown away, you’re going to create blind crippled demented, you’re going to create with a cat crawling up your back while the whole city trembles in earthquake, bombardment, flood and fire. baby, air and light and time and space have nothing to do with it and don’t create anything except maybe a longer life to find new excuses for.”

CHARLES BUKOWSKIAir and light and time and space

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