On being overly critical

Walking down the street in Montmartre last week, I found a painting left on the street, leaning against a wall up for grabs. It was a pretty big canvas, something like 120 x 90 cm, and had a  woman’s face…

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Unknown does not necessarily mean untalented

Often people question their talent. They think if they haven't gotten recognition yet, it’s proof that they lack talent. 

I recently discovered writer Lucia Berlin and instantly fell under her spell. The intensity and palpability of her work makes me…