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More Doing, Less Thinking!

One thing I finally accept after many, many years of frustration and struggle, is that doing is so much more productive than thinking about doing.

Waiting for inspiration to spill out onto your blank page will achieve little unless you already have your eye-mind-hand twirling about making marks, whether the marks you make are words or patterns or sounds or pictures or movement across the kitchen floor. It must be the friction caused by the mark maker making marks that makes the spark.

Sketchbook scribbles

A cat sat waiting in a nest,

but not one bird would come to rest.

No cat I know tweets like a bird.

The whole idea is quite absurd.

Don’t sit and wait all day and cry,

as things you want will just fly by.


Cat (after Shan Hem) in a nest

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