Posts Tagged "ideas"

Prying Control from Your Cold, Cramped Hands

Posted by on Sep 28, 2011 in Business, Crafts, Highlight, Living Creatively | 38 comments

Remember this, people. With a couple of important yet not universally applicable exceptions1, you cannot control what others do with your work. The minute it escapes your possession, your work will be interpreted, judged, manipulated and sometimes downright defiled by people you don’t even know. One day I’ll tell you the story of how Greg reacted when his parents hung one of his stunning mosaics over the toilet2. This is the nature of creative work. Hell, this is the nature of some dude on Twitter overhearing your vacuous conversation on the bus. And I’ll argue till I’m blue in the...

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