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When Mao kindly asked me to contribute to Snap2Objects few things rushed to my mind :
Those are probably questions you ask yourself all day long for everything. What I think they really mean is :
Those are dangerous habits. They make you stick with what you know. If you stick with what you already know, innovation will be a difficult path. You have to take control and discipline yourself with better habits. Get inspired by quality work, be surrounded by excellence. Aim for improvement.
Now my mindset is :
Thanks to this I already feel ready to take the challenge. Now it's time to make this so-called "masterpiece".
It does look like some innocent motivation but I think it makes all the difference. You don't do any kind of activity without first a phase of warm-up, being Olympic-level sport to abstract painting, having the ideal mindset is fundamental.
What is it really?
Reaching the state of the art faster (thanks to tools, cf refs) but remembering that "recently popular" doesn't mean "fresh/really new".
Warning : the article is NOT a list of urls, they should probably be but in the end of the article as reference if we don't want the reader to loose focus.