How To Be An Artist

@cyrus123 (6364)
United States
July 3, 2009 2:03am CST
Hello mylotters! One of my sisters gave me a poster several years ago that I keep on my kitchen counter called "How To Be An Artist". It's very funny and I thought I would share it with youall. I hope youall enjoy it. Here goes: Stay loose. Learn to watch snails. Invite someone dangerous to tea. Make little signs that say "yes" and post them all over your house. Make friends with freedom and uncertainty. Look forward to dreams. Cry during movies. Swing as high as you can on a swingset, by moonlight. Cultivate moods. Refuse to "be responsible". Do it for love. Take lots of naps. Give money away. Do it now. The money will follow. Believe in magic. Laugh a lot. Celebrate every gorgeous moment. Take moonbaths. Have wild imaginings, transformative dreams, and perfect calm. Draw on the walls. Read everyday. Imagine yourself magic. Giggle with children. Listen to old people. Open up. Dive in. Be free. Bless yourself. Drive away fear. Play with everything. Entertain your inner child. You are innocent. Build a fort with blankets. Get wet. Hug trees. Write love letters. Kathy.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
3 Jul 09
pretty cute kathy, aLOT OF GOOD ADVICE. hAVE U TRIED IT ALL.
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@cyrus123 (6364)
• United States
4 Jul 09
No, antiquelady, I'm afraid I haven't tried it all, lol. One that I overlooked was "plant impossible gardens". Now, what in the world could you plant in an impossible garden?!I hope you have a happy 4th of July! Kathy.
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@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
3 Jul 09
SOunds like goood advice and I do every thing but take mooon baths lol Have to try that see what happens
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@cyrus123 (6364)
• United States
4 Jul 09
I would like to try this, myself, lol. One I overlooked was "plant impossible gardens". Now what in the world do you plant in an impossible garden?!. I hope you have a happy 4th of July! Kathy.
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@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
5 Jul 09
was inpossible for me to plant lilac bushes and climing roses along my wall they all tied so I would say that was an impissible garden wouldnt you?
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@Lakota12 (42678)
• United States
24 Jul 09
Cyrus Oh they woould have been I think it is the soil I have mostly sand and the heat too gets just to hot here.
@anniefannie (1737)
• United States
4 Jul 09
that is a wonderful way to be have a gteat weekend ann
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@cyrus123 (6364)
• United States
4 Jul 09
Hey anniefannie! One that I overlooked was "plant impossible gardens". I wonder what in the world you could plant in an impossible garden?!LOL. I hope you have a great 4th of July!Kathy.
• United States
4 Jul 09
i think that is what my flower garden looks like now because i have ben sick, {impossiple}
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@jheLaichie (4438)
• Philippines
26 Jul 09
that is so nice. being an artist is justbeing yourself my friend. and bring out that artist in you. make whatever you want to do, just have fun in it and be optimistic... thats right believe in magic and bring out that child in you. and just be in the mood for artistry. because you may get astouned by the things that you may be able to do... jhelai
@cyrus123 (6364)
• United States
28 Jul 09
Hi jheLaichie! I'm glad you enjoyed this discussion. I think it's pretty cute, myself. There is one sentence that I accidentally omitted and that was "plant impossible gardens". Now, what in the world could you plant in an impossible garden, lol?! Kathy.