I wonder what advice that I would give my younger self if such a thing was possible. I also wonder if I would take that same advice now. Is it too late to take my own advice? Has the opportunity to take lessons from the things that I have learned in my life passed me by? Will I trust myself enough to take it?
Here is some of what I might say:
• Develop your own opportunities and don’t depend on others to do it for you.
• Learn other languages as soon as you can. It gets way harder as years pass.
• Invest in technology.
• Focus on your art.
• Enjoy your kids.
• Embarrass your kids for fun but not too often (that way there’s an element of surprise)
• Believe in yourself.
• Be a morning person.
• Maintain a healthy life.
• Connect with other people who do what you do.
• Work hard. Play nice.
• Don’t self-sabotage
• Don’t bother with twitter. Please follow me at @hummygoo (please, I’m begging you)
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LooseCanine is a pseudonym and alter ego. It is an identity that is separate and distinct from its owner – who is dull and full of self-imposed limitations and worst of all, a cat.
LooseCanine is free and fearless.
LooseCanine likes to paint animals and thinks of them as having relatable emotions. It thinks of them as symbols of peace, strength, truth, harmony, and chaos.
LooseCanine paints energy and traces its constant flow and stir. It’s about moving paint over a hard surface, making lines and shapes and piling on layers until the work is finished with its maker. It typically uses a combination of artists’ acrylic and latex house paint on hard surfaces. The overall image quality is somewhere between wood-cut printing and random doodling.
While too many to count, it draws from influences that include native American art, wood-cut printing and engraving, stained glass, mosaic, and on occasion, Dr. Seuss illustrations. LooseCanine thinks like a dog, which is not too much. It would rather play.
Its heroes are Lassie, Toto, Rin-Tin-Tin and Old Yeller. - L/C
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