Here are 10 things I thought were worth sharing this week:
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- Horace never said “Seize the day.” He said something more like, “Pluck the day.”
- Wisdom from The Art of Eric Carle: “Some ideas come from the outside and some ideas come from your inside.” (Sometimes it’s not inside you trying to get out, it’s outside you trying to get in.)
- Artist Corita Kent’s former studio has been designated a historical landmark. (My thoughts on Corita.)
- The first trailer for Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain.
- Debbie Millman interviewed me for her new series What Matters.
- Poem: “Have you forgotten what we were like then / when we were still first rate / and the day came fat with an apple in its mouth...” (Hear Zadie Smith read it.)
- Worth streaming: I love Hacks on HBO Max. (Jean Smart: “I’m prejudiced against people without a sense of humor.”)
- Family-friendly streaming: Tiny World on Apple TV. (The making of this show is wild: they fly drones through forests with VR goggles and wear special diving tanks that catch bubbles so they don’t scare the fish.)
- Astrological ear candy: Gemini season is traditionally a little rough on this Gemini, so I made a Gemini Power! playlist to cheer myself up.
- I can’t believe it, but I’m writing the afterword for the 10th anniversary edition of Steal Like An Artist. A few days ago I dug out the banker’s box with all the materials I used to make the book. Here’s what I found.
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