If You Want to Be a Winner; Hang With Winners.

But if you’re gonna dine with them cannibals
Sooner or later, darling, you’re gonna get eaten . . .” ~ Nick Cave (source)

Garnet, Montana
Prepping for Winter

Not sure how this fits but … I think it has to do with how you associate with others. If you want to do art; hang with artists. If you want to write; hang with writers. If you want to be a winner; hang with winners. That must be it!

Breaking the Rules of Design

Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (source)

Paths
Paths—Garnet, MT

Design has no rules and the guidelines are only govern by culture and expectation. Be aware when you cross those lines and have a clear answer to the question, Why?.

Creating Art is Much Like Mining for Gold

All great achievements require time.” ~ Maya Angelou (source)

Garnet, Montana
Digging for Gold—An Excavation

Creating art is much like mining for gold… It is problem-solving at its best but you have to do the research, do the exploration, locate where you think the precious metal can be found, and then get to work either by panning, sifting, or digging. The work is hard but the reward is bountiful.