Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Creativity... blessing or curse

An author of one of my very favorite books talks about the creative process
and how we have the choice of not having to feel cursed if things don't
magically reappear after our last masterpiece.
It's about 20 minutes long but her humor makes it seem like 5.


Tracey Clarke said...

This is so just for me today, Sheila...

(Thinking about you and your kids....hang on.)

John Andrews said...

what a great talk! thanks for posting that sheila!

dominique eichi said...

I have a similar story Sheila, one of these days hopefully we can talk.

r garriott said...

Hi Sheila;
On the subject of children's illustration and not knowing how to break into the market, here's a guidebook published yearly you may find useful or at least inspirational: the "Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market". You can find it on or ask if your local library can get you a copy.

Another related book is the "Artist's & Graphic Designer's Market". Here's the blurb:"Since 1975, Artist's & Graphic Designer's Market has been the most complete resource for fine artists, illustrators, designers and cartoonists who want to show and sell their work. This essential guide gives creatives completely updated contact and submission information for more than 1,500 art markets such as greeting card companies, magazine and book publishers, galleries, art fairs, ad agencies and more. Informative interviews with successful artists and art buyers offer advice on how to make contacts and succeed in the competitive art industry. Readers will also discover valuable resources for obtaining grants, marketing and promoting their work, and networking with fellow artists."

jennifer woodburn said...

Thank you for sharing this link Sheila. Eat Pray Love is one of my favourite books, so it was great to hear what the author had to say about the creative process.

I love your dog paintings!