ALWAYS RESPECT IMAGINARY FRIENDS. THEY’RE ON TWENTY-FOUR HOUR CALL, AND YOU’RE NOT. — CORDIALLY, HELEN Continue reading Imaginary Friends: The New Gods
IT’S CLEVER, BUT IS IT ART? — RUDYARD KIPLING Continue reading Good Question
WHEN CREATIVE WORK IS NO GOOD IN THE FIRST PLACE, DON’T TRY TO COMPENSATE BY MAKING IT SURREAL. THAT’S JUST ARTY-FARTY. CORDIALLY, HELEN Continue reading No Shortcuts and no Blowout Patches, Okay?
ASKING AN ARTIST TO TALK ABOUT HIS WORK IS LIKE ASKING A PLANT TO DISCUSS HORTICULTURE. — JEAN COCTEAU Continue reading Jean Cocteau Quotation
DON’T PLAY WHAT’S THERE. PLAY WHAT’S NOT THERE. — MILES DAVIS Continue reading Miles Davis Quotation
MY DREAM IS TO SOLVE MYSTERIES AND FIGHT CRIME WITH A PUG NAMED PEBBLES AT MY SIDE. — YOUR FRIEND, HELEN Continue reading Isn’t This What Everyone Wants?
I DO NOT KNOW WHAT MAKES A WRITER, BUT IT PROBABLY ISN’T HAPPINESS. — WILLIAM SAROYAN Continue reading William Saroyan Quote
BEING AN AUTHOR IS FUN. IT’S A GREAT JOB BECAUSE I CAN STAY UP AS LATE AS I WANT, AND IF I FEEL LIKE TAKING THE DAY OFF, I DO IT. PLUS, I GET TO MAKE UP SILLY STORIES AND DRAW PICTURES ALL DAY. — DAV PILKEY, CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS CREATOR Continue reading Dav Pilkey Quote
If you don’t think stuffed animals are real, maybe you’re just confused. Paddington Bear’s creator has passed. Here’s the New York Times obituary: Continue reading Michael Bond, 1926-2017
Dave Hill posted on Facebook this morning, and after communicating with him on social media (and reading his books, watching his videos and listening to his radio show) for a long time I’m still not sure what to think. It isn’t possible to use the Helen Christie public Facebook page to comment on others’ posts, so I used my private account. The real name on my personal Facebook account is erased from the screenshot (see below) for privacy. Such nonsense. Anyone who wants to know my real name can find it during an internet search, but nobody cares to look. … Continue reading Out of Fabric? You Can Still Make a Privacy Curtain, if You’re Creative