Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Some wisdom for beginners, quoted by Steve Tomlin

"Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it's just not that good. It's trying to be good, it has potential, but it's not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit." ~ Ira Glass

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  1. Very true! I experience this all the time. Trying to learn not to give up and to just stick it out.

  2. After that, the trick is to keep developing your taste, through exposure to other work so that your skills and work keep developing too.

    1. Right on, Steve. I have been studying your spoon a lot these days, and learning tons. Thanks!