16 Days, 2003, Courtesy of Marianne Boesky Gallery Director John Waters maintains a number of daily routines, including using a single 3×5 index card for his daily to-do list. (Above is an artwork comprised of 16 days of cards.) Here’s more fascinating information on his unusual habits from this feature in the Observer by Ariel Leve: Certain things are part …
Poet Charles Bukowski: “So You Want to be a Writer?”
so you want to be a writer? if it doesn’t come bursting out of you in spite of everything, don’t do it. unless it comes unasked out of your heart and your mind and your mouth and your gut, don’t do it. if you have to sit for hours staring at your computer screen or hunched over your typewriter searching …
Poet William Stafford on Journals, Permission, and “So What Are You Working On These Days?”
William Stafford (1914–1993) was already 48 years old when he published his first book of poems, which went on to win the National Book Award in 1963. Just something to keep in mind. And he had great handwriting, as above. Here are two of his poems that relate to creativity, notebooks, and permission: What’s in My Journal Odd things, like …
Open Notebook: J.K. Rowling
Some writers use notebooks not just for rambling new ideas, but for keeping it all together. This amazing sheet of loose-leaf paper shows J.K. Rowling working out all of the intertwined plots and subplots from a section of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Via Slashfilm.
RIP Pearl Paint
The iconic art store on Canal Street has closed. Think of all of the creative ideas and artworks that have come from items bought there over the years. Kind of impossible to fathom. Here are six New York artist reflections on how the store shaped their work. Photo courtesy of Pearl Paint.