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Artwork by ASP – 12

original characterThis is an original character the aspiring artist intended to share last weekend. She’s currently working on original characters possibly with the intent of creating her own graphic novels.

 

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“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

This mindset is valuable in any endeavor where success is not immediately achieved. Perseverance and resilience in the face of obstacles lead to lasting success & wellness.

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Thomas Edison, inventor of  the commercially practical incandescent lightbulb (among other things) and natty dresser. Thomas Edison, inventor of the lightbulb (among other things) and natty dresser.

What can we, as writers, photographers, artists, and bloggers learn from American inventor Thomas Alva Edison? Plenty, as it turns out. Edison is famous for many inventions, including the phonograph, a commercially viable lightbulb, and the motion picture camera.

His success resulted from trial and error, and many, many failed experiments before creating a lightbulb that could last 1200 hours, just as an example. He could have stopped. He could have given up. He chose to frame his work in a positive light:

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

Edison’s philosophy is particularly compelling to anyone who does creative work:

Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety nine percent perspiration.

How many rough drafts, spoiled drawings, and blurry photos have you created before that stroke of serendipity? Are you looking at a…

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Artwork by ASP – 11

it’s a sonic character that I drew . I drew it because I like cats and this one in particular has fire powers and is a princess

blaze the cat

Quick Artwork by ASP update

The aspiring artist has sold 2 of her drawings.  Does this mean that she is aspiring no more? Maybe she thinks so because she refuses to join any art contests that have been recently proposed to her.

At any rate, going forward she will be personally posting and blogging about her artwork here. Stay tuned!

Artwork by ASP – 10

Betty Boop

 

This was drawn by the artist for her cousin once removed who loves Betty Boop along with a sweet, personal note that’s been removed for this post. The recipient has an assortment of Betty Boop items (a jacket, earrings, purse, etc) but likely doesn’t have this watch. We’ll have to send her one to add to her collection.

Betty Boop watch

If you’d like this watch or other Betty Boop items for someone you know who loves Betty Boop, click here.