There is no new art.
(Some artist said that, and it’s true.)
There is a blank canvas — a sheet of paper, quiet instrument, an un-graffitied wall — and then there are the limitations of the human mind.
Conventional people don’t even try to make history. They sit on the sidelines with criticism and commentary. Brave artists move the chains a few inches, at most, but never make it down the entire length of the field. When there is genius in any trade, whether or it’s commercial or artistic, we block and tackle rather than carve out a lane and let the genius fly.
So when someone offers advice — at the end of the year or in the middle of April — it makes sense to stop and think about what’s being offered. Is it recycled? Upcycled? New?
Read the whole post over at Laurie Ruettimann (an FOT contributor blog).
Laurie Ruettimann is a writer, speaker, and entrepreneur based in Raleigh, NC. She’s working on her next book about fixing work due out in 2020.