Rufus is a Liar!

His name is “Rufus”.  

Rufus is the art critic that lives inside every artist’s mind.  

Rufus is a product of our “logical brain”. Rufus is all about survival and thinks in a neat, linear fashion only perceiving the world according to known circumstances.

Rufus is a naysayer when it comes to artistic ability.

The brain of an artist is in almost direct opposition to Rufus.  The artist’s brain is much more childlike, impulsive, creative, with a particular panache for disregarding rules, experimenting, and combining the oddest things with surprising success.  

The artist’s brain thinks in terms of pattern, value, line, color, and form without ever considering known circumstances.  

Teaching Rufus to stand aside and let the artist's brain take over is a battle — and one that every artist must fight daily!

Every single artist has some version of Rufus living inside their mind, but that doesn’t mean you have to sink under the weight of his never-ending commentary.
 
Be aware when you notice the voice of Rufus whispering in your ear. Rufus says negative and hurtful things to you — things that you would never dream of saying to anyone else.
 
One of Rufus's favorite tricks?  Comparing your work to other artists.
 
Comparison is the thief of joy!
 
You have no idea how long and hard any other artist has been working to get where they are. 
 
Your journey is yours alone.  Don't let Rufus spoil the trip!
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