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Friday Jul 04, 2008

Art and Babies

My mother, Adele, would often come up with spontaneous insights.

While I was writing An Artist Empowered, my mother turned to me one afternoon and said: “Giving up on your art is like giving up on your baby.”

“Beautiful,” I said, giving her a kiss on both cheeks.

This profound thought immediately made it into my book. If you have been floundering about your art, keep Adele’s words close to your heart, and you will persevere.

A happy July 4th to all—my mother loved this country: she appreciated its freedoms and was wary of its well-fed detractors, something she completely understood and appreciated after having survived the Nazis and the Stalinists.