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October 5, 2009

Gimme an O! Gimme a B! Gimme an AMA!


Lead instead of cheerlead.
But this President seems incapable of doing that. I don't know how many days he has spent actually behind the desk in the Oval Office as--€” you know -- Chief Executive, but given the number of town halls, events, ceremonies and other on-camera activities I would be willing to bet the number is not large. Anyway, that was my hope: that humiliation on the cheap might persuade The World's Smartest Politician to show some intelligence and change his mind based upon the evidence, the way his presecessor, The Greatest Moron in the History of The World, did when confronting a failing strategery in Iraq. That hope lasted for all of a few days. Now we see 150 doctors wearing white lab coats assembled to help Barack Obama give another career-saving speech, this time trying to get the 93% of Americans who are fundamanetally happy with their health care to act against their own self interests.  -- Eject Eject Eject » Learning from the Olympics

Posted by Vanderleun at October 5, 2009 10:30 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Posted by: Fat Man at October 6, 2009 5:06 AM

You will not be forgiven for showing me that picture.

Posted by: Andy at October 6, 2009 8:15 AM


Posted by: Rich Nelson at October 6, 2009 9:40 AM

Arrgh! Where is that brain bleach?

Posted by: Robohobo at October 6, 2009 10:40 AM

Still not as scary as Michelle...

Posted by: wth at October 6, 2009 2:52 PM

For a moment, I thought that was Ru-Paul...

Posted by: newton at October 6, 2009 5:55 PM

HI,reading through your intro to this blog there seems to me a few thigns that need to be in place before you start selling.Who are you? You need a strong sense of self to create art whatever its type. This may not always translate into being a strong sales person as there maybe two identities that you are working from the Artist and the sales person . What if they were one and the same?Is your work worth what it is worth because of your station in the market, because of the price you sold your last item for, because of what you think it is worth. Is it worth what it is worth because of the valuable materials it is made of, the amount of time you have spent on it, the amount of training you have had, the amount of experience that it embodies, the positive opinions of your peers? Or a combination of all of the above PLUS confidence in yourself.I think you need to know who you are and have a sense of your own worth well at the forefront of your mind before you start selling . But then I do not think that you Sell a picture. The process by which a person buys a picture is only based on price if there is nothing else to base the decision on. Some art will speak for itself to the buyer the buyer will either chime with the piece or not. However if you are there when the client is choosing what to buy then your energy and your demeanor become part of the decision making process. If you connect to the client and feel into what their needs, passions and emotional states are then you will know if your work is even right for them or if this piece rather than another of your works may be right.I am an Architect by training but have spent the last 14 years distracting myself with software development. I am now coming back to Architecture having found myself and having felt the creative pulse return. To get to this space I have spent the last three years working through the Avatar materials. These are exercises that help you work out how your beliefs affect what you experience. My belief that Architecture in England was dead deadened it for me. The architecture is still what it was what has changed is the feeling that I need to produce what my fellow architects were working on rather than working on my own style fully confident that my skills will be desired by my clients.There is no need to discount your work you are not selling cars. You are selling your creative ability. You would not start a work of art with the view that it needs to be slightly less than what you want it to be. Create what your passion leads you to and sell it for a fair price no discount. You are honest with your work and you charge an honest price for it. No need for apologies, no need for holding back. This is who I am and this is what I stand for.Clearly the passion is back! If you would like to know more about the course I have attended let me know I am more than happy to share it with others.- Richard

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