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Creative Strength Training by Jane Dunnewold

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You Have the Tools to Be Authentic

BEING YOUR AUTHENTIC ARTIST SELF

I pondered what to write for your consideration in this closing chapter. Inventorying topics we’ve discussed seemed like a good idea. Wrapping up with an overview. But what else?

I meander when I’m not sure what to do, so I meandered over to the studio, hoping to secure direction by working awhile. Engaging hands, so thoughts could organize behind my eyes.

My inspiration was on the bulletin board, right next to the studio door. “You are perfect the way you are . . . and you could use a little improvement.” —Shunryu Suzuki Roshi.

This quote is a favorite of mine. It doesn’t have anything to do with the spiritual persuasion of Suzuki Roshi. You can probably tell from the quotes ...

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