The Art of Asking

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Reblogging this to get it on my Tumblr so it doesn’t get lost in the matrix!

Fall 2020 Open Arts

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I’ve been procrastinating on this post. As I mentioned, I took a trip down to Savannah to visit friends and clean out the remainder of my studio there. I had been looking for an audio book to listen on the drive (the fastest I can make it seems to be 13.5 hours with only two brief stops to refuel). This was one of the books I had on hold that wasn’t available until the day after I arrived in town, so I listened to it on my drive home.

After about nine hours straight of listening to her talk, I had to turn it off. I was no longer engaged, but I think that was mostly due to being in the car so long alone, tired, and anxious to make it home. I needed some pop-punk pick me up to keep me going.

I did finish it a  few days…

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2 comments on “The Art of Asking”

  1. Haha I was confused as to why you’d re-blog it and then I saw your explanation of it getting lost in the matrix. I can totally relate to that. For a taste of what the book is like I suggest watching her TED talk: http://www.ted.com/talks/amanda_palmer_the_art_of_asking?language=en

    What I really digested from the book is that it’s ok to be vulnerable and ask for help when you need it. There’s nothing shameful about asking, because nobody can do it all alone. hose who could help and want to will and those who are grateful for receiving assistance will find a way to pay it back and pay it forward.

    And here’s a shameless plug for my own campaign:
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/152412877/vermont-studio-residency-home-is-in-the-making

    I feel so fortunate for those who have been able to donate so far and also really appreciate this summer reading blog. Without it, I might not have bumped up that book on my reading list which has given me the courage to put myself out there.

    Thanks!

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