Everyone I know is talking about this book, Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. It's everywhere. I bought it thinking it must be over-hyped and it's not!! It's amazing! I absolutely loved the anecdotal stories from creative people about how their inspiration comes to them - from grabbing a poem as it flies through the air, to telling a song to wait because you're in traffic and you can't write it down. So great!! The overall message is that you have to do the work. Keep creating.
I just finished reading Painting as a Pastime by Winston S. Churchill. Yes, that Winston Churchill. I will confess to having had no idea that he was an accomplished painter until I watched The Crown on Netflix. I'm sure that says something about our education system but I'm going to try not to worry about it. Churchill writes about painting as related to war which is both hilarious to me and also, surprisingly, sometimes accurate. I laughingly say I'm winning when I'm happy w