Note to Self: Chuck Close

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Super awesome series from CBS, and a completely amazing video from painter/photographer Chuck Close writing a letter to his 14-year-old self. A couple of my favorite things he said:

“Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work. Every great idea I’ve ever had grew out of work itself.”

“Sign on to a process and see where it takes you.”

“You don’t have to invent the wheel every day. Today you’ll do what you did yesterday, tomorrow you’ll do what you did today. Eventually you’ll get somewhere.”

“No one gets anywhere without help.”

“I learned very early in life that the absolute worst thing can happen to you, and you will get past it, and you will be happy again.”

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