10 commandments for artists

I found these on some golden tablets buried in my back yard... weird. 1) To thine own self be true.

2) Seeketh balance but avoideth the center.

3) Thou must draw before you can paint.

4) Knoweth value then form and good color shall surely follow.

5) Covet not thy fellow artists good sales for it shall only send you into iniquity.

6) Thou shalt not judge any other art form lest ye be judged.

7) Maketh not yourself into an idol.

8) Thou shalt not steal the ideas of another.

9) Work as the oxen but play as the monkey.

10) Be humble and know that sales maketh not the artist. Though it helps.

not sure why the number 8 is a smiley face.... maybe it's a message?