Lino Lakes, MN
- Years in Magic
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Which artists have inspired you the most in your work thus far?
Zach Mueller is by far one of my favorite card mechanics out there. His ability to act care free and not take his work too seriously, yet continue to produce incredible effects and flourishes is a model I hope to follow myself. And like the majority of magicians and flourishers out there I idolize the Buck Brothers. Their work is absolutely mind blowing to the highest degree.
What advice would you give to new performers just starting today?
Practice. I know that may sound cliche but it is probably the most important thing to do if you want to be good at magic or anything for that matter. I know a lot of times I feel as if I get into a rut of sorts where I don't have any new ideas or inspiration. If that happens, don't worry, it will come. Go do something that relaxes you and gets your mind clear. From there, just do what feels right.
Or at least thats what has worked for me.
How often do you practice - how do you keep your skills (and mind) sharp?
Every day. Usually it's when I get home from school or when I'm watching TV before bed. I would say I spend about 1-2 hours a day just playing around with cards and magic in general. That number increases to about 3-4 hours in the summer when I have a lot more time off.