Make Good Art – Neil Gaiman

Posting has been very far from prolific over the last few weeks at this here Multiverse. Sorry about that, folks. The reason is that I was working like a demon to finish the last draft of my book (which is now complete and even has a title!) and getting it ready to send out to agents. Needless to say, if there is any news on that front in the coming months I’ll let you know. Anyway things should get back to normal now, posting-wise.

So you could say that over the last few weeks I have been trying to do what Neil Gaiman advocates in this inspirational commencement speech he made at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia: make good art. Gaiman made this speech on May 17th 2012 and it has since become very well known and even been printed as a book. In fact my sister gave me a copy of it for my birthday this year and it’s a gorgeous little work of art in itself.

The speech is twenty minutes long and well worth a watch. Here’s my favourite section quoted below. Have a great week everyone!

“And remember that whatever discipline you are in, whether you are a musician or a photographer, a fine artist or a cartoonist, a writer, a dancer, a designer, whatever you do you have one thing that’s unique. You have the ability to make art.

And for me, and for so many of the people I have known, that’s been a lifesaver. The ultimate lifesaver. It gets you through good times and it gets you through the other ones.

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.”

 

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