The Art Junket

12 April – People do judge a book by its cover

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Today I’m channeling Steve Jobs.

Last year, I read Walter Isaacson’s book, STEVE JOBS.  Steve Jobs made me think that I could do anything.  Try anything.

I won’t apologize for Jobs’ failings; I learn from him when he soars. Jobs would quote Bob Dylan, “If you are not busy being born, you’re busy dying.” Bob Dylan.

Everyday I’m trying to be reborn as an artist.  Learning, exploring, being Lazarus.

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I finish my 2nd art piece, a photo different from my past work.  How will I present it to you?

“People do judge a book by its cover,” said Steve Jobs.  “New ideas are only a part of the equation.  Execution is just as important.”

How do you want Leba Hertz, the Arts and Entertainment Editor from the San Francisco Chronicle, to see your piece of art?  When I said that to Erin, she cringed.  Scary, right?  Makes my stomach ache just thinking about it.

But, isn’t that the point?  An artist is able to share with her audience her unique way of seeing.  Ruth Bernhard said it is our responsibility to share the light that we alone have been able to translate into art.

Show respect for your art.  Avoid being told, “You’ve baked a really lovely cake, but then you’ve used dog shit for frosting.” Steve Jobs.

  1. Frame your painting.
  2. Canvas: Finish off the sides.  Paint the sides – black or a dominant color of the painting.  Creepmachine
  3. Lighting: Find a beautiful way to highlight your unique piece of art.
  4. Pedestal or Table: Present your work on a pedestal.
  5. Be creative.  Use quality materials.  Make your presentation as beautiful as your work of art.

“… the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.”  Steve Jobs.

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