Posts tagged with #art

It’s not difficult, as a young writer, to feel anxious, moody, and paranoid. Lawyers, dentists, and car salesmen do not directly compete with all of the people who have ever practiced law, dentistry, and car salesmanship. But anyone who decides to write joins a bruising free-for-all in which a dwindling number of attention spans are being fought over by the many dead writers whose books are still brilliant, and the multitude of the living who aspire to achieve that status.

— Ben Tarnoff (Mark Twain, Writing Coach and Role Model)

If you don’t understand the business of your art then it is just a hobby.

—Julia Eastwood

Eclectic mix of
paintings, artifacts, sculptures
and everything else.

—Found haiku in Yelp review of Brooklyn Museum (source)

  • Alienman: I was looking into knitting sweaters for oil spill penguins but it turns out there are too many sweaters and they’re literally just sitting in crates now. Crates and crates of sweaters for penguins. I guess it’s just knitting for ugly hobos for me.
  • Chris: I’m an ugly hobo. Maybe I should’ve been a penguin.
  • Alienman: [9 minutes later…]
  • Chris: I knew that quote would come back to haunt me one day. I just didn’t think it’d be so soon.

But as anything that is exciting to people, it will often be co-opted by others who aren’t as disciplined about it and all of a sudden it becomes cliché.

— David Fincher in an interview with Art of the Title

People who let your old work negatively affect the way they look at your new work do not understand how to approach art and aren’t useful in the critiquing process.

— Olivia Gatwood on writing, sharing, looking back & moving forward

Daisy doodles on guest checks

Daisy's Check Drawings

‘Because it’s ugly!’ whinge the pedants. It’s only ugly because it’s new and you don’t like it. Ugly in the way Picasso, Stravinsky and Eliot were once thought ugly. And before them: Monet, Mahler and Baudelaire.

— Stephen Fry

After browsing around Good Fucking Design Advice

Bought this.
Bought this.
Got this. (I approve)

My mom’s gonna ground me for sure. Thanks a lot, guys!

  • Daisy: Dear everybody... I need a sweet sweet distraction from life’s obligations. Tell me what to draw and I’ll make a quick little doodle for you.
  • Chris: A man wearing an exceptionally tailored herringbone suit, riding on top of a perplexed grizzly bear.

It’s not what you look at that matters. It’s what you see.

— Henry David Thoreau