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RE: Comments (in the studio)

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craig roland (rol1851.EDU)
Mon, 1 Jul 1996 23:03:22 -0500

In response to Sandra's comments about teaching students what it means to
be an artist (spending long days in the studio whether you're inspired or
not) I'm reminded of a quote from Louise Nelvelson (I had to quickly find
it to insert it here):

"I'm a work horse. I like to work. I always did. I've never had a day when
I didn't want to work. And even if I didn't want to compose, I painted or
stacked the pieces or something. In my studio I'm as happy as a cow in her

I also recall a suggestion I heard one of our art faculy, Ken Kerslake,
tell MFA canidates in my class once time. Ken told them to set time aside
each week for themselves to go to their studio and just sit (if need be).
You don't have to actually work on, sort through stuff...just
think. He called it "making an appointment with yourself." I loved the
idea and have tried to practice it ever since.

Craig Roland

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