Something I wanted to talk to you about

(originally a newsletter)

Hey there, sugarplum!
How have you been?

I missed writing to you yesterday, my computer time is very limited these days.

I don't have a post for you today, more of an honest comment.

I have been thinking that the instagram me, and the blog/newsletter me don't sound quite the same. Do you know what I mean? Maybe this happens to you, too.

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Maria Gil
Open-ended promises - an unfinished post

Even as I type, I am not quite sure what is it exactly that I want to say.

Earlier on this week I was catching up with Heidi, who is a super smart, super creative fellow smartypants lady (if you ever fantasize about writing a book, you want to check her out).

There is so much talk within the entrepreneur spheres of education destroying one's unique abilities and desires and what not. And sure, I have stories to tell about teachers and professors who crushed projects that, in hindsight, were awesome. BUT I also LOVED being a student.

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Maria Gil
The co-created playlist is here!

Before I get craking with the playlist, thanks a million to those of you who wrote back last week saying that YES, you'd like to read more from my Art Historian/Theorist alter ego. It's much appreciated.

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Maria Gil
AGNES MARTIN, MINDFULNESS AND BOXES

Think of a painter. A modern one.

I bet what you are imagining is a stereotypical dude, frenzied over a canvas, possibly drunk or angry. That's an Abstract expressionist, yo. You know them because they are very dramatic and make for good biopics.

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Maria Gil
Discovering curiosity

I was lying on a massage bed, in my underwear. A lady my age was kneading my belly like it was a big ball of dough.

"Here", she said sticking her fingers deep into my guts, "what is this?".

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Maria Gil
You live and you learn

You know how for a while I've been going on and on about doing less, and letting go of perfectionism, and how my painting practice is about embracing mistakes and blah, blah, blah.

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Maria Gil
Co-creation and weighting cows

I've been thinking of pushing my co-creation experiments to one of the darkest corners of creative businesses:

PRICING (cue horror movie scream).

 

I've tried opening up conversations about how to price Art and I've found:

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Maria Gil
Re-imagine paradise

I'm just back from holidays. I've been in an island, right by the beach: an earthly paradise.

If you are anything like me, you are visualizing palm-trees, huge flowers that smell like suntan lotion, colorful birds, even.

Stop right there.

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Maria Gil