On Inspiration

Chuck Close famously said “Inspiration is for amateurs- the rest of us just show up and get to work.” This is a quote I’ve written across the top of my weekly calendar and recalled in conversation several times this year.  It accurately describes the difference between the professional artist and a hopeful.  The professional does […]

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Pavlovian Conditioning

You can train yourself just like you train your dog. Sound and Scent Triggers. The concept behind creating a trigger is simple.  It is a form of classical conditioning (think Pavlov).  If you have ever trained a dog, this should be easy to understand. With dogs, it can take just a handful of repetitions for […]

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