The creative life will *always* take you back

art, Sketchbook

Flower pattern 2pattern3

I sort want to turn these into duvet covers….


I saw this and loved it. It’s so true. You definitely can abandon the sketchbooks for months on end, and they are still there waiting for you when you’re ready to pick them up again:

‘It’s OK not to be a genius, whatever that is, if there even is such a thing…the creative life may or may not be the apex of human civilization, but either way it’s not what I thought it was. It doesn’t make you special and sparkly. You don’t have to walk alone. You can work in an office — I’ve worked in offices for the past 15 years and written five novels while doing it. The creative life is forgiving: You can betray it all you want, again and again, and no matter how many times you do, it will always take you back.’

Lev Grossman
Even if you ‘being ready to pick up a sketchbook’ really means messing about with paint while you sit in a dark room watching Game of Thrones and eating some tiramisu. Which is how the above patterns were produced…

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