LIE: To yourself until you have the confidence for real. We aren't born great artists, it's a lifelong process.
CHEAT: To find short cuts to create the product you want to put out. Lateral thinking is for more than just tricky riddles.
STEAL: Bits and pieces of technique, concept and form that catches your eye, from any and every available source. Let the sharp eyed Magpie be your spirit guide.
The sketch used belongs to the person who initially inspired this tumble into sharing "wisdom". Used with permission.