Tag: practicing

WORK

Is there really any other useful advice for an artist? Show up. Do the work. That’s it. Breaking it down any further, expanding on the subtleties of what it is to make stuff, is just a very enjoyable, intellectual hobby. … Continue reading

Notes on The Creative Habit: Skill

I’ve been reading Twyla Tharp’s The Creative Habit again. Today I read through the chapter on skill. Tharp lists the categories of skills she uses in her work as a dancer/choreographer: musical skill dramatic skill painterly skill sculptural skill psychological … Continue reading

Alice Dancing Under The Gallows

Alice Herz-Sommer is the world’s oldest known Holocaust survivor and maybe the most inspiring person alive. Watch this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMfxU3fCobw At 108 years old, she still practices the piano for 3 hours every day!