20 February 2008
we get some visiting artists & illustrators at uni to talk to our class & others. while they're interesting, one thing they all seem to have in common bothers me; they're all very lucky. at a sculptors talk today, i lost count of the number of times he used the phrase "& i was lucky enough..", followed by "to get a commission/to work for/to be asked to/to get this scholarship". brilliant for him of course, but he's not the first to describe his artistic journey as a lucky one.
one bright spot is that alot of illustrators seem to get by on drawing things that they like for the pure love of it. for example, jon burgerman told us "i just like doodling & lunch". nigel peake informed us that he draws three things: "sheds. maps. & things". hopefully i'll get by on patterns, scribbles, & tea.
cat power - fool