The artist’s duty is often doubted by the artist herself, but can never ultimately be in doubt. What motivates the creative person is inherently personal, coming from a multitude of real world and psychic experiences. In that, it is as all art should be, boundless. When we define art we box it in. The self cannot be boxed in, not ultimately.
The Artist’s Manifesto
The Artist’s Manifesto is for Storymakers – creative people. It is your call to return to the passion of your craft, your creative works, to create beautiful and unique things purely for the sake of it. It asks you to disregard the need for recognition and applause, and instead embrace your true creative spirit. This is the only way we can find true success in our work. Enter your details to download your free copy.
The New Podcast For Creatives
Larry presents The Larb, a weekly podcast for creatives. Every week you’ll get a new episode discussing the creative process, how to find and build your audience, how to market your work online and how to find creative success while staying true to the art. If you are a small business owner or a creative who’s thinking about it, this show is for you.
I walk in the Phoenix Park near where I live and I see the trees play the long game. The grass and the birds and the sky play the long game. Our dog, Tilly plays the long game. So do the cats she chases that come into our matchbox sized back garden. Human beings don’t play the long game. Not many of us do anyway that’s for sure.
Even though the title suggests I’m about to try to save you from the depressive depths of creative misdirection by showing you how to be more productive, I’m actually not. Not really. You see, I realise there are far too much productivity and time management advice material out there to be healthily digestible.
I was sitting in bed one night, my back against the tall solid wood headboard when suddenly it occurred to me the complete inadequacy of the words I had just spoken. My wife and I were discussing something trivial, I can’t remember what it was now, it doesn’t really matter anyway. I was in no doubt that right there, the words we just uttered were pointless, even primitive.