Make Good Art

Life is sometimes hard. Things go wrong, in life and in love and in business and in friendship and in health and in all the other ways that life can go wrong. And when things get tough, this is what you should do.

Make good art…

The moment that you feel that, just possibly, you’re walking down the street naked, exposing too much of your heart and your mind and what exists on the inside, showing too much of yourself. That’s the moment you may be starting to get it right

I tended to do anything as long as it felt like an adventure, and to stop when it felt like work, which meant that life did not feel like work. – Neil Gaiman

This commencement address is worth a listen–several, in fact. If you make art, whether with words, paint, or dance, you will find beauty here.

A few excerpts:

If you have an idea of what you want to make, what you were put here to do, then just go and do that.

And that’s much harder than it sounds and, sometimes in the end, so much easier than you might imagine…

The things I did because I was excited, and wanted to see them exist in reality have never let me down, and I’ve never regretted the time I spent on any of them…

You can also read the transcript here.

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