A.I. is not our friend Artists


Many artists are starting to complain about intellectual properties being stolen by A.I. This is just the beginning…

Tristan Harris and Aza Raskin discuss how existing A.I. capabilities already pose catastrophic risks to a functional society, how A.I. companies are caught in a race to deploy as quickly as possible without adequate safety measures, and what it would mean to upgrade our institutions to a post-A.I. world. This presentation is from a private gathering in San Francisco on March 9th with leading technologists and decision-makers with the ability to influence the future of large-language model A.I.s. This presentation was given before the launch of GPT-4. We encourage viewers to consider calling their political representatives to advocate for holding hearings on AI risk and creating adequate guardrails.


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Good Morning Monet


Good morning Monet ❤️‍ my hearts on fire with joy! Florialis 214 oil on canvas 18x18”

I've become more aware of being in the flow state more often. How do I know??? cuz my husband will accidently startle me while I'm in the "zone". We always have a good laugh even though I've probably lost a few years of my life from the jolt!

I keep a photo of Monet and Mother Mary near me in my art studio, along with a corkboard of things that bring me joy. As you can imagine, there are plenty of pictures of flowers. I got a chance to visit Monet's garden in Giverny years ago. We stayed at a B&B that was run by a famous retired Parisian opera singer. The room smelt of cinnamon and oranges. The gardens were gorgeous. I would love to have a visit once again. Cheers to you Monet for all your inspiration !


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Continuous exploration is good for the soul


Continuous exploration is good for the soul. I’m in the middle of Nick’s Creative Visionary Program. We’re exploring my favorite part of painting: COLOR. I love the complexity of color: value, saturation, complements, temperature, harmony…bringing it all together with soul. I’m an intuitive painter, so even if I think I have a plan, I go with the flow. And after 20-30 minutes in the flow state, I move onto another piece. Keeping it fresh, full of energy and joy :-)

Limited beliefs paralyzed me for years. Unfortunately, I believed the old gallery business formula . First, create your style. Second, build a body of work. Third, submit it to a gallery. What if you don't know your style or it changes? How can you create a body of work then? The galleries tell you this because they want certainty. This is bizarre because art is full of uncertainty! In fact, artists need to continually explore, to create what's possible. That's what artists do, they create what didn't existed before.

After years of struggle, I am finally becoming comfortable with uncertainty and not focusing on my "style" or a "body of work". Instead, I'm showing up everyday, exploring what's possible and discovering myself. I'm thinking BIG! I create what brings me joy, intuitively. I let each stroke be a dialogue guided by grace.


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