Zen Pencils by Gavin Aung Than for November 06, 2017

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    Willywise52 Premium Member over 6 years ago


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    Happy, happy, happy!!! Premium Member over 6 years ago


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    Happy, happy, happy!!! Premium Member over 6 years ago

    This fits for more than just art, i think.

    My calling is not art, but i got a calling just the same.

    Making peoples lives better. Even if just by a little bit. THAT is what is important.

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    scaeva Premium Member over 6 years ago

    Worst advice I ever got: “You want to be an author? Better get a real job, first.” Since I “retired” from that “real” job, I’ve never worked harder in my life, even in grad school. And I’ve rarely enjoyed it more.

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    Mr. Funny Guy  over 6 years ago

    Wow, I’ll remember those words. I have the same dreams as him, being a rock star, but my family says it’s not going to happen. Maybe it will and maybe it won’t. I’ll try and see what happens, but I won’t be stupid and throw my life into it, I’ll do something else for a living and just see if I can get something going. If something great happens while I’m just casually walking down the road of life, I’ll grab it and start running.

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    the1951hapster  over 6 years ago

    Hey there Mr. Funny Guy; there are numerous artists in many fields who got enough encouragement to “throw themselves into it”, and that proved to be just what it took to bring them stardom – so don’t call it stupid. Rather, it’s called betting on yourself to come through with the goods. I realize today’s music world is much different than it was in the ’60’s, but people like John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Richard Starkey, Eric Clapton and many others dedicated their lives to their art (just to name a few), and reaped undreamt of rewards. The common denominators were talent, determination, inspiration, and a will not to be broken by ill winds, but to bend with them (gaining a new perspective). Most important, practice, practice and practice ‘til it hurts, but does not kill your spirit. If you think you’re worth it, believe in yourself, work tirelessly at your chosen artform. You may catch lightning in a bottle!

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    gigagrouch  over 6 years ago

    “i want to be a rock star when i grow up!”

    “You can’t do both, son.”

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    bscruffy  over 6 years ago

    Whahahaha! This made my day, and its only 9pm. Zen, you rock!

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