I've had laryngitis for two days now from celebrating too much at the Brewers game on Thursday with associates from work. Honestly, it's been a wonderful experiment in slowing down and listening. You take for granted how much you need your vocal chords when you lose them. It's teaching me that I'm not as good of a listener as I thought I was.
I've been looking at the art of many different people again over the past two weeks and seeing the more successful artists have a strong voice, and story in the their art. Some also end up having others help them develop their ideas and concepts as they start to grow.