That piece of paper is worthless to an artist. Not unless you wanted to teach art. Ultimately your credential lies on your talent and ability to seduce the viewer and how you choose to promote yourself.
Living is not the reason
but growing is
the reason we’re living.
A newlywed couple had only been married for two weeks. The husband, although very much in love, couldn’t wait to go out on the town and party with his old buddies.
So, he said to his new wife, “Honey, I’ll be right back.”
“Where are you going, coochy cooh?” asked the wife.
“I’m going to the bar, pretty face. I’m going to have a beer.”
The wife said, “You want a beer, my love?” She opened the door to the refrigerator and showed him 25 different kinds of beer brands from 12 different countries.
The husband didn’t know what to do, and the only thing that he could think of saying was, “Yes, lolly pop… but at the bar… you know… they have frozen glasses.”
He didn’t get to finish the sentence because the wife interrupted him by saying, “You want a frozen glass, puppy face?” She took a huge beer mug out of the freezer, so frozen that she was getting chills just holding it.
The husband, looking a bit pale, said, “Yes, tootsie roll, but at the bar they have those hors d’oeuvres that are really delicious. I won’t be long. I’ll be right back. I promise. OK?”
You want hors d’oeuvres, poochi pooh?” She opened the oven and took out 5 dishes of different hors d’oeuvres: chicken wings, pigs in blankets, mushroom caps, pork strips, etc.
“But my sweet honey… at the bar… you know… there’s swearing, dirty words and all that.”
“You want dirty words, Dickhead? Drink your fucking beer in your goddamn frozen mug and eat your motherfucking snacks because you are married now, and you aren’t fucking going anywhere! Got it, asshole?”
( They actually lived happily ever after.)
Some people feel the need to talk a lot with the littlest sense they make. If you have the urge to blab and bark, especially at my postings because you feel lonely or have an uncanny urge to be heard, display some common courtesy please. Doesn’t cost you anything to like the posting first even though you have opposing views. The worst are those who didn’t read carefully and possesses muddled thoughts. They go off-topic. Like a mad dog.
Most people suffers from an acute sense of superiority complex. Thus, Humility, not Morality is what we first need to learn.
The more advance science becomes, the more men learnt that newer technology can deter aging or aid in healing by regenerating or replacing damaged bodily tissues and parts, not just skin, the more men wouldn’t fear death and thus they become more vicious and reckless with themselves, since immortality is achievable if one can afford the medicine. On a good note, it may stop violence totally since it gets harder to dispose off your enemies by the day.
Dream forever remains a dream when one does nothing to it. Except to dream. Glaring habit of the under achiever.
Please do not be in awe of me. If I am in awe of you too, that will leave us both in a very awkward situation.
Skills can be taught.
But creativity and talent, not.
What’s worse, both can’t be bought.
For trees to grow well,
a little pruning is required.
For humans to grow well,
a little suffering is needed.
With talent comes opportunities. If opportunities doesn’t come, maybe it has got to do with your talent. And the lack of it.
To each, a different journey.
To each, a differing destiny.
Though we are born of the same roots
Conjoined to the same tree.
I often hear echoes and cries from innocent souls longing for life abruptly extinguished by men’s gullibility and carelessness.
The difference between art and antiques is that in antique just like prints, there are multiples in the market and just because you found a twin in one grand catalogue does not mean the one in your hand is of equal value for the fact that certain provenance is indisputable especially when it comes from the largesse of a very reputable dealer who is larger than life as compared to that department in a reputable auction house which sends their staffs to learn from him even. And that also brings about the question of authenticity. Could yours be a fake?
In the open, there are keen souls with varied expertise sharing a common passion and hobby. They are not there to help others not in the know but to share their knowledge and numerous occasions, be doubted upon. It’s just that.
You can believe their opinions and comments in entirety or you do not need to. That is purely your choice. But you do not hold one person’s opinion at ransom just because they are willing to help for as far as their own knowledge could stretch. For free and willingness to help. You posted your property in to invite opinions. And not charged a single cent. Thus, It is very unbecoming to want help but doubt the person who offered. If you want a definite answer, go do your own research and reading. If possible, pay an appraiser to tell you the worth of your item. It is USD150 per hour and a minimum of thirty hours for each item you wanted appraised.
And you need solid proofs and investigation to claim a certain expert in a reputable auction house deceived you. They have a reputation to protect. Perhaps you bought your property from a dealer who is well known for selling dubious items? Or that you claim to have inherited it from your father in one of his trips to Japan but investigation shows he has never been there before? Or you may have gotten yours from a shop that doesn’t exist during the time you purchased it?
Even if your property is distinctly similar to the one in the catalogue, prices varies due to its condition, and provenance. A clear provenance ensures that your item is not illegally harvested from a licensed sinking ship. And similarity in rare items calls for appraising and authentication fees which are not cheap.
All reputed Auction houses do not like to face consequences of lot withdrawals due to claims that the property you consigned are stolen goods. So provenance needs to be clean. Proofs to support your claim are as important as authenticity.
When in doubt, ask, then doubt again, is as good as saying your ears could only listen to what it wants to hear.
Some people are extremely burdensome. They weigh down on us if we choose to focus our energy on them. Not that we can’t be good trees.