Welcome to my online home. After years of posting my creations on a myriad of third-party sites of the years, I have finally brought all of my passions into one central hub here at scott.valentine.com. I'm extremely proud of this collection and delighted to share all of it with you here for FREE as it represents the many different dreams and life lessons I have experienced during my life on this earth.
I encourage you to explore, download and share all of this material as you see fit. I hope you will participate here alongside me in the comments or shoot me an email if inspiration strikes. The main reason I have built this hub is so that the creations of my heart don't lie dormant in a box or on a shelf somewhere, unused and unloved. All of this was created with sincere intentions of communicating with others in hope that we might share a connection or understanding that could inspire a better world.
I sincerely thank you for joining me and look forward to building a relationship with each and every one of you that takes the time to say hello and participate in an ongoing dialogue.
Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.