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’m not sure what made me a writer. Part of it may be in the genes. One close relative was a writer, but he wasn’t sure where he got the talent or the basic inclination. Most of my blood relatives weren’t even readers, and they didn’t venture into other creative things. There were exceptions. Some of the women developed traditional female interests, such as sewing, embroidery and crocheting. They made beautiful things, and any knee-jerk feminist reaction to that would be a mistake. Those women were artists, in spite of the fact that their art was expected of them. One … Continue reading Trauma and Creativity
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