"...a certain nonchalance, so as to conceal all art and make whatever one does or says appear to be without effort and almost without any thought about it."
More on this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sprezzatura
Isn't that a great word? How much time do we spend trying to conceal our labor? And how frustrating is it to realize that nobody cares about the individual battles won to bring a work forward. Try telling your sweetie about struggling with a particular shade of orange. Or how this slippy medium is slightly more slippy than that slippy medium. Yawn.
There's a certain amount of performance in what we do. Every work is like a practiced musical piece, executed in its final form for an audience we hope is ready to listen. And happy to hear it.
What do you think?
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