Saturday, October 1, 2011

Get Your BS Degree - Day 1

And I'm not talking about a Bachelors of Science.

One of the first and most important lessons I learned in art school is that art is 90% BS and 10% Skill.
...let's take a moment and let that really sink in...

90% B.S.

What a revolutionary thought!
{even if a little crude}
As long as you know the basics for your chosen medium, you can pretty much fake the rest.
I find that liberating! 


Let's use this photo as an example.
It was the first time I'd ever done any kind of photography with oil and water. I barely knew what I was doing....about 10% worth!
But I don't necessarily have to share that bit of info...even though I just did...let's forget I said anything.
Instead I can bypass that unsavory tidbit and give you 10 reasons why I love it....and why you should too.

Now, that's not to say everyone will love everything you've made...but we'll get to that tomorrow.

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31 Days


  1. I could see that an art is really all in the eye of the beholder so it is art no matter what. I think this picture is really neat! It kinda trips my eyes out which makes it more interesting!

  2. Beautiful photo and very bright, I love those beautiful bubbles.

  3. I need to learn to believe in my a little more.

  4. hahaha I love this! It is BS. But, don't give away all our secrets. You can also call it genius : ) But I suppose that would be pride, and God's not too pleased with that. Hahaha. I'm looking forward to your posts it will be fun. And also trying out some of the ideas you come up with.

  5. This was cool...and what a fun 31 days coming!

  6. So true... if you don't give it a try you can't find out what you can do.

  7. very cool. I'm looking forward to your 31 Days posts!! (Did you know I'm doing one too?)

  8. This is awesome! I am going to ♥ your 31 days... Sparking a creative side in me :-)

  9. Oh the photo is beautiful! Man I have got to get my 50mm 1.8 AF/M back. :( I want to shoot along with this series! I love, love, love photography. :)

  10. I couldn't agree more - "fake it til you make it!"

  11. I discovered you at life with Kaishon and I am so excited for this 31 days series.

  12. Funny. I just told a girl at church, who is taking photography 101 in college, the very same thing.

  13. LOL!! So when I saw the title I thought "Oh no!" A bs is far down my list of to-dos. HA!!! Good thing I kept on reading. Love it! This is going to be so exciting to learn this month. I can't wait for each day.

  14. What a great thought. I am always so negative about my work thinking that no one will like it. Very true. Can't wait to read your serious everyday.

  15. LOVE THIS :P .. how neat! and I love how you described the 90/10 thing :P perfect! gonna love this challenge! :)

  16. I have been missing all the fun. So glad to catch up.
    Hi, my name is Valeria and I am a faker :)

  17. Ha! Great point! I think I may have been able to do that a few times and no one was the wiser.... :) and its something I need to remember more often, I think.


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