If you want to become an artist, or a real professional, you need to (among many other things) cultivate an internal evaluation locus, your own personal concept of exactly what beautiful art, success, and excellence means.
What it feels like, sounds like, looks like, and feels like. This is, after all, one of the the fundamentals of your artistic DNA. This is what is giving us our one-of-a-kind voice. If we put our head too deep in the sand, though, we may run into another sort of problem. When our learning process is stagnating, we may very well get stuck on a plateau….
We’ve all had this sort of encounters, where we practice harder thane ever before, put in a lot of time, but where we, for whatever reason, don’t seem to be able to take it to the next level. Full of frustration, we begin to get the idea that we’re missing something, some technique element or some knowledge that could us there, but we don’t have a clue, what could it be? So we’re stuck on ore plateau….
Now how can we overcome these situations, how can we break through these terrible plateaus? How can we get unstuck?