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Creative Strength Training by Jane Dunnewold

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CHAPTER 1

Defining Creative Stamina

Verse 11

Jane Dunnewold, 2001

48"× 48" (122cm × 122cm)

STRENGTH TRAINING FOR ARTISTS

Maybe it’s disingenuous to think each of us has the potential to be a creative genius. Talent is dispensed unequally at birth. Humans are tangled balls of social conditioning, environment and serendipity. Life isn’t fair. Luck plays a part. We’ve all heard someone say, “I was just in the right place at the right time” or “I never get lucky.”

A strand of this fatalistic thinking weaves in and around the subject of creativity. Most people believe you’ve either got it or you don’t. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard someone ...

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