Thursday, September 27, 2012

Is there an App for that?

Thursday night musings...

In our instant, techno society (and I do like my iPad and apps etc - and if **I** can figure it out, anybody can!),  we often expect instant gratification with everything.

Guess what?  Not happening with craft.

There is NO APP for craft.

If you want to dance, you have to STUDY.

If you want to act, you have to STUDY.

If you want to sing, you have to STUDY.

Study takes time.  It takes focus.   It takes dedication.  It takes work.  It takes your sweat equity,  your time, your pursuit.

Use your apps for your music,  your voice recorder,  and more.  There is a place for an app.

The craft of your artistry is NOT an app.  It is not a cookie cutter replica.  It is not a one-size-fits-all.

It is unique.  It is authentic.  It is YOU.  It CAN be you if you choose to embrace it.

Study, craft, artistry needs to be done the old-fashioned way.  It needs to be embraced the REAL way:





Wishing is not enough.  Real craft takes practice and pursuit.  It takes practice.  It takes pursuit and dedication.  It takes a reality check.  It does not tolerate delusion.

If you want an App for your craft,  you better go into something else.  If you want to dedicate your life and energy to exploration and development of technical behavior, to artistic truth,  to where your talent takes you,  then forget about the app.  Embrace the truth of the work!

Behavior takes times to develop.  It isn't downloaded.  It is absorbed over time and thought and perseverance.

Be tenacious enough to pursue what you say you DO; who you say you ARE;  what you say you PURSUE.

Discover what you can do,  what you will do, what you desire to do;  Find the people who can help you and lead you to the places to find your truths.

Pursue truth.  Don't just find the answers that make you comfortable.  Growth isn't always comfortable. Growth challenges.  Growth stretches the boundaries of possibility.

Craft isn't about comfortable.  It is about stretching further than you think you can go and finding if you can,  or if you have to simply remain for awhile.

There is no App for that.  There isn't even a well-weathered path.  It's yours.  Completely.  DO IT!

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