Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Brighter than the sun

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I feel like I've been bookmarking a lot of good links lately so I thought I'd share the love....

Every year I want to participate in Nanowrimo, but it's always in November which isn't the ideal month for writing a novel. (I always feel so busy.) However, I just found out that they also host Camp Nanowrimo which is in June and August. I'm planning on participating in June and maybe August as well. Anyone else down for writing a novel this next month?

 Nate and I have been contemplating a bathroom renovation. This is my favorite inspiration. Haha...ya right!

I really want to make this Caribbean Salad. Mmmmm.

Design Love Fest has been doing an awesome advice series for creative freelancers. My favorite so far has been #4: To go to school or not to go to school. 

I loved this graduation address by Neil Gaiman to the University of the Arts Class of 2012. So inspiring. Just listen to it while your working or doing the dishes or folding laundry or driving. I'll leave you with my favorite part (I tried to edit it down, but it was just so good!):

And remember that whatever discipline you are in, whether you are a musician or a photographer, a fine artist or a cartoonist, a writer, a dancer, a designer, whatever you do you have one thing that's unique. You have the ability to make art.

And for me, and for so many of the people I have known, that's been a lifesaver. The ultimate lifesaver. It gets you through good times and it gets you through the other ones.

Life is sometimes hard. Things go wrong, in life and in love and in business and in friendship and in health and in all the other ways that life can go wrong. And when things get tough, this is what you should do.

Make good art.

I'm serious. Husband runs off with a politician? Make good art. Leg crushed and then eaten by mutated boa constrictor? Make good art. IRS on your trail? Make good art. Cat exploded? Make good art. Somebody on the Internet thinks what you do is stupid or evil or it's all been done before? Make good art. Probably things will work out somehow, and eventually time will take the sting away, but that doesn't matter. Do what only you do best. Make good art.

1 comment:

annie leavitt said...

i really needed this today, so thanks!