500 Words #22-
“Art Is Only
Abandoned,
Never Finished”

Old typewriter with blank paper on wooden table

7 thoughts on “500 Words #22-
“Art Is Only
Abandoned,
Never Finished”

  1. Diane H.

    Storytelling, especially family history stories are precious, and they are important ways to keep memories and passions alive. Thanks for sharing a glimpse into your approaches and prompting some of my “on hold” creations to come back to the top o of my list. I also LOVE the quote you shared, “Art is never finished only abandoned” and I am now prompted to assess some of my patiently waiting abandoned projects!

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    1. alan lake

      if something i said made you want to revisit or engage i’m honored. content is evergreen in nature but you’ve gotta show up if you want to meet the muse. between music/food/writing i’ve got 100’s. you want to samba or eat, i’m your guy. what to do it is a different skill set.

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  2. Lynn E. Miller

    I enjoyed reading your story about the profile with the leader of Literacy Chicago, Alan.
    Your comment, “Best to embrace the snapshot-in-time theory and move on. ” resonated with me. I too get caught in the trap of working on something “until it’s pulled from my hands.”
    If I’m being honest it may have something to do with spending 2-3 hours a day for 10 years, practicing classical singing. The pieces I worked on were like unfinished diamonds and never quite polished.

    I may follow your lead and “embrace the snapshot in time theory” more often.
    Can’t wait to read your next profile!

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  3. Gerry Parran

    Go big or go home. I like that!

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  4. Anne Janzer

    We all need deadlines, even self-imposed ones. Good for you for picking this up and sharing it with the world.

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