Friday, April 17, 2015

Rebecca Rebouche: Build Your Ship First

When asked what advice she would give a young person starting out, Artist Rebecca Rebouche said:
"My best advice comes in two parts: First, bold delusion. It all boils down to that. You have to believe in yourself in an almost crazy way. You have to be bold enough to make something from nothing over and over again. And you have to be delusional enough to think that your ideas are valuable, which is, of course, not delusional at all.
The second: You have to build the ship to sail on. In other words, you can’t tell people about the ship you are thinking about building and expect them to buy tickets for the first ride. Instead you must first put in the work. That often means heavy lifting, isolation, heaps of doubt, and epic failures and setbacks. It’s a lonely place to be when you are building your ship. But when you do it, and you set sail, people will see how beautiful and majestic it is, and there will be a line to buy tickets. This can be applied to any creative endeavor, especially when you consider that the better you build your ship, the longer you can sail before you have to make repairs and improvements." - Rebecca Rebouche
And speaking of all things 'shippy' and gutsy Pirate hustle,
How about my newest book?

For those dreaming of living the Pirate life; adventure, love, loot and rebellion. 
A photobook filled with photographs and poetry to take you there.


Patti Friday, reporting from inside 'The Art Dept.' at the international 'Embassy of Ideas'


Karena said...

Patti I love Rebecca's thoughts on art and the artistic process. Brava on your new book as well!!

The Arts by Karena
Designer Matthew Patrick Smyth

Patti Friday said...

Thank you so much Karena. She is so gutsy and I love her world and determination. Artists are so incredible!

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