Here’s a quick pep talk video for any business owner, maker, or DIYer if you get in a rut with work or projects.   There are two quotes I live by from the sculptor David Smith and from the artist Chuck Close.

Check out the Wikipedia descriptions below for more on these artists and to see some of their work.


David Smith, in full David Roland Smith   (born March 9, 1906, Decatur, Indiana, U.S.—died May 23, 1965, AlbanyNew York), American sculptor whose pioneering welded metal sculpture and massive painted geometric forms made him the most original American sculptor in the decades after World War II. His work greatly influenced the brightly coloured “primary structures” of Minimalart during the 1960s.

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Charles Thomas “Chuck” Close (born July 5, 1940) is an American painter and photographer who achieved fame as a photorealist, through his massive-scale portraits. Close is known for using creative and intricate patterns to portray a human portrait. Though a catastrophic spinal artery collapse in 1988 left him severely paralyzed, he has continued to paint and produce work that remains sought after by museums and collectors. Close lives and works in Bridgehampton, New York (on the south shore of Long Island)[1] and New York City‘s East Village


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