Thursday, January 11, 2024

Art Inspiration: How to make decisions with the help of the stoics!


Hello My Fellow Art Lovers- 

"Remember that very little is needed to make a happy life."
- Marcus Aurelius

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Do you have trouble making decisions?  I STRUGGLE with this!  

When I have a big decision to make I tend to sit on the fence weighing pros and cons for far too long. 

Sometimes these decisions are small.... like should I make this painting more realistic or should I keep it soft?

Or should I add another color to this painting?  (This is using a new process for me!  I created a wallpaper of the musical score then painted on top of it.)

Decisions about paintings are so SMALL, so easy and satisfying.

When making bigger decisions I look to the wisdom of the ancient Greek stoic philosophers.  

Make clear decisions THEN take action! 

Stoics suggest that you should look, not to emotions, but to logical reasoning for guidance. 

Never blame others for your fate but take fate into your own hands.

They guide us to be optimistic, use logic, and be decisive.  

As we enter this new year may all of your decisions be easy!


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and more!  See the whole list of classes here

Oh!  And listen to the latest Studio Alchemy Podcast episode, an interview with my old friend, sexuality writer Jera Brown.

  Need even more philosophy?  Read this!

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