Living Life.

a small collection of experiences

Jul 31
“Don’t wait for anything. Don’t wait till some magical story idea drops into your lap. That’s not where ideas come from. Go looking for an idea and it’ll show up. Begin now.” Ira Glass in his interview with Lifehacker (via creativesomething)

Jul 29

I got a bit Smithy on this one. I like this one a lot. I also like Andy Rourke a lot.


I did some bass guitar demo’s for Reverb.com one day with my dear friend Chris Hershman. If you’re looking for a reliable source of music gear, this is the place to get it.


Jul 28
austinkleon:


Saul Steinberg and Kurt Vonnegut
In A Man Without A Country, Vonnegut called Steinberg “the wisest person I ever met in my entire life”:

I could ask him anything, and six seconds would pass, and then he would give me a perfect answer, gruffly, almost a growl. He was born in Romania, in a house where, according to him, “the geese looked in the windows.”
I said, “Saul, how should I feel about Picasso?”
Six seconds passed, and then he said, “God put him on Earth to show us what it’s like to be really rich.” I said, “Saul, I am a novelist, and many of my friends are novelists and good ones, but when we talk I keep feeling we are in a very different businesses. What makes me feel that way?”
Six seconds passed, and then he said, “It’s very simple. There are two sorts of artists, one not being in the least superior to the other. But one responds to the history of his or her art so far, and the other responds to life itself.”
I said, “Saul, are you gifted?”
Six seconds passed, and then he growled, “No. But what you respond to in any work of art is the artist’s struggle against his or her limitations.’

Filed under: Steinberg, Vonnegut

austinkleon:

Saul Steinberg and Kurt Vonnegut

In A Man Without A Country, Vonnegut called Steinberg “the wisest person I ever met in my entire life”:

I could ask him anything, and six seconds would pass, and then he would give me a perfect answer, gruffly, almost a growl. He was born in Romania, in a house where, according to him, “the geese looked in the windows.”

I said, “Saul, how should I feel about Picasso?”

Six seconds passed, and then he said, “God put him on Earth to show us what it’s like to be really rich.” I said, “Saul, I am a novelist, and many of my friends are novelists and good ones, but when we talk I keep feeling we are in a very different businesses. What makes me feel that way?”

Six seconds passed, and then he said, “It’s very simple. There are two sorts of artists, one not being in the least superior to the other. But one responds to the history of his or her art so far, and the other responds to life itself.”

I said, “Saul, are you gifted?

Six seconds passed, and then he growled, “No. But what you respond to in any work of art is the artist’s struggle against his or her limitations.’

Filed under: Steinberg, Vonnegut


I accidentally saw El ten Eleven at Wicker Park Fest last night. Check that one off the list! #elteneleven #wickerparkfest #inspiration #simplemachines #citeyoursources

I accidentally saw El ten Eleven at Wicker Park Fest last night. Check that one off the list! #elteneleven #wickerparkfest #inspiration #simplemachines #citeyoursources


Jul 24
Something to consider… #tacos #tacosystems #showyourwork #practicingprocess #tacosystems

Something to consider… #tacos #tacosystems #showyourwork #practicingprocess #tacosystems


Jul 23
“I broke something and realized I should break something once a week to remind me how fragile life is.” Andy Warhol (via womanbythesea)

(via population-e)


Jul 22

Simple. Beautiful. True. #showyourwork #practicingprocess #create #art #goodenergy #goals #simple #beauty #trust #truth #doodles #sketchbookjournal #wildbeasts

Simple. Beautiful. True. #showyourwork #practicingprocess #create #art #goodenergy #goals #simple #beauty #trust #truth #doodles #sketchbookjournal #wildbeasts


Jul 21
Wanderlust. #showyourwork #practicingprocess #trusttheprocess #movement #travel #growth #change #trust #awareness #doodles #baronfig #work #faith

Wanderlust. #showyourwork #practicingprocess #trusttheprocess #movement #travel #growth #change #trust #awareness #doodles #baronfig #work #faith


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