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  • 1. I am willing to be a hypocrite for my art.
    2. I am willing to be unemployed to employ my art.
    3. I am willing to not make art to make my art. That is to eat, sleep and maintain my mental and physical health through leisure and socialization.
    4. I am willing to be boring and not attend parties and events so I can make my art.
    5. I will not dismantle intuition from the process of making my art. I will refrain from designing or pre-planning beyond the initial idea.
    6. I will accept challenges of concept, audience, material and location.
    7. I will not pay others to view or consider my art beyond my existing web presence.
    8. I am willing to lie, change my mind and steal ideas for the virtue of art.
    9. I am not willing to steal anything that would harm another being.
    10. I vow to encourage the loving human spirit in every finished piece.
    11. I vow to make and share only things that aren't ugly or boring.
    12. I may occasionally cause embarrassment, but never disrespect.
    13. I will not accept gifts from corporations or humans who I deem reprehensible, unless I can use the gifts in a subversion of the giver.
    14. Art and life and spirit and here and there and everyone and is and was and what will be are not separate.
    15. I am willing to let others make my art and am willing to make others art.
    16. Nothing is too old to be used again.
    17. It is not Anja who makes the art.

    Anja Notanja
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