The Gift | Lewis Hyde

In a fantastic little bookshop in Lenox, Massachusetts this week, I found a book called The Gift by Lewis Hyde. The title refers to that certain something we each individually have to offer. A kind of cult classic (recently going into its 25th edition) it was called "the best book I know of for talented … Continue reading The Gift | Lewis Hyde

Escape of the Day: Gaping Void

I had never heard of Hugh MacLeod's graphic and contemplative realm, Gaping Void, until today. In it, he explores his own ways of staying creative while juggling a full-time job. He is actually an advocate of keeping, not escaping, the ol' day job. On the matter of salvaging creative energy and preventing employers from sucking … Continue reading Escape of the Day: Gaping Void

Attitude

"Your work is to discover your work And then with all your heart To give yourself to it.” --The Buddha My high school art teacher was a worldly, well-heeled woman who hailed (ironically) from a North Carolina tobacco farm. She wore flashy Fifth Avenue fashions through the halls of our gritty public high school and … Continue reading Attitude