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How creativity is your strongest asset, even for a robot technician
October 09, 2016
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Here's your latest edition of Easy Oils Blast! A blast of new information, paintings and demonstrations in oil painting.
So lets get started with some really great information!
About a third way into the article, Cory states:
"Paradigm Shift #2: It doesn't matter what you do for a living. It does matter how you define yourself. You're an artist, and creativity is your strength, not a weakness. Use it to your advantage."
Here's the link to the full article.
For me, this was not a paradigm shift. It simply was a statement of fact in my own life as I walked in this mode for many years. For the budding artist however, it is advice well taken, and to even understand that it exists will strengthen your situation no matter what your walk in life may be.
When I read that portion of the article, I was flooded with a memory of when I "worked for living" in industry. For those that don't know me, I worked for over 30 years in industry first as an electronic technician then moving up into supervision and finally as a mid-level manager of the electronic/electrical department.
I was in charge of a fairly large group of electronic technicians, technologists, electricians and engineering staff. (with a multi-million dollar budget). We helped keep the plant running, from production lines to infrastructure to security. Needless to say, it was FUN, and rewarding. Our work was meaningful, exciting, and demanding.
After a particular difficult troubleshooting period and a successful repair (in my younger days) a debrief of sorts was taking place when engineering and management pull together to understand what happened and how to prevent or predict the failure in future.
When asked "Delmus, how did you figure this one out?" another engineer friend spoke up on my behalf saying, Delmus gets his problem solving skills because he is an "artist". His creativity and thinking outside the box is his strongest asset.
That was probably one of the most affirming compliments I ever received.
Yes, some knew I was a painter. I was never ashamed to let folks know this.
Others knew me as the guy they could call at 3 am to get an answer on how to fix something.
The jist of what I'm saying is this.
Never look down on yourself because you have a creative spirit. It is never, ever a weakness, but rather, one of your most powerful assets!
Especially those college students that can use a break!
Get your art schooling on!
As always, I promise no spam, just beautiful paintings and why I painted them. (And sometimes the "how" I painted them)
Because its a smart phone it had this cool little camera. And with it, I click a lot of pictures.
I do post a great deal of what I'm actually doing in the studio/gallery daily! So follow along with me to see new work as it happens.
Follow me on INSTAGRAM "@delmus_phelps_fine_art" to see some of those pictures as I work.Sorry for all the underscores. I'm a baby boomer, and once I set up the account, my kids reminded me of what a pain it is to add those underscores to find me. I then reminded them they hey, follow me, and you won't have to keep typing that mess in. I'll just appear in your feed.
They were impressed.
Who said you can't teach an ol dog new tricks?
This really is a great resource, as I find new techniques and other interesting art, I will post them to the Facebook Page. And of course, more of my hillbilly humor is thrown in for free!
What are they all about? This is a social media site similar to facebook, or tweeter, but it's based on images only. This is an artist's dream! Soooo many pictures, but not enough time to see them all.
The buttons above send you to my page, but once your registered, you'll have your own page to set up and start collecting your favorite images!
If you really like a painting or image found on the site (Easy Oil Techniques), feel free to push that little button underneath the image!
It will post the image to the Pinterest site. You do need to go through a simple registration process, but you will not be disappointed. The pictures available are simple amazing and will truly get your creative juices flowing with ideas for your next painting project!
Don't forget the great addition to the site is the Facebook application!
If you're a Facebook Fan, then you'll appreciate this. You can "like" a page, and comment on it's contents so your Facebook friends can see what all the hub-bub is about, and where you spend your valuable hours learning on how to paint great things!
Spread the word! Click on the like buttons and give me your comments on the site! You don't even have to leave the site, it's all right there for your convenience.
And our readers love 'em!
Also, in the upper right hand corner of most pages, you can find my Facebook page, and follow along activities that I post in-between ezine issues.
I'm now on Twitter! I find that if you reply to me rather then direct message (DM), I'll be able to find you easier. I get so much spam these days, I rarely check my direct messages in twitter any longer.
You can follow me, and I'll follow you back, but do reply to me that you are following so's I can follow you back! just tweet an "@delmus" in your tweet box!
Well I hope the information was useful to you. Future ezines will be in a similar format, just different information.
Let me know what you think! Have I helped you in any way? Twitter me, or drop me an email. I would love to see some of your work!
Till next time!
This is Delmus Phelps wishing you a happy painting day!
If you missed the 1st issue of the ezine, you can get it here, Ezine Back Issues.
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