Meet the Artist – Seth Godin

“Creating art is a habit, one that we practice daily or hourly until we get good at it … Art isn’t about the rush of victory that comes from being picked. Nor does it involve compliance. Art in the post-industrial age is a lifelong habit, a stepwise process that incrementally allows us to create more art.” – Seth Godin

I know I have mentioned him before on the blog here as well as shared a few of his videos from time to time, so I figured it was time to reintroduce you to him here on out weekly “Meet the Artist” post. Having just started a reread on his book called The Icarus Deception for what I am pretty sure is the THIRD time, it seems fitting to mention him tonight. I can honestly say that as an entrepreneur and a creative in todays world, I look to people like Seth as a form of Digital Mentor. He has authored over 17 books, posts daily on his blog, and can be found all over the world sharing his onsite into creative marketing, business in todays “connected” economy, education in a post industrial age, and the importance of creating art.

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His perspective of exactly what an artist really is has in fact altered my own personal definition of what is means to create your art in todays world. Like this quote I found here…

“Art is the work of a human being – something a person does with generosity to touch someone else to make a change for the better. We can see art in the way the nurse in a doctor’s office treats us when she knows how much pain we’re in. She’s not just doing her job; she’s being a person. She is enlarging the bubble around herself to include us.” – Seth Godin

I share a few of my favorite reads of his here below. I would start with any of them and to be honest with you, read them all! He is that good 🙂

                                   

For more from Seth Godin and his gift, follow his posts and art on his website here, follow him on Twitter here, and watch his updates on his blog here.

As I type this, I am listening to this cool interview with Seth below. Figured I would share this as you can probably listen to is as you are creating YOUR art 🙂

Enjoy!

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