Rules of a Creator’s Life: Do more than what you're told to do. Try new things. Make work into play. Work when others are resting. Always be creating. Make your own inspiration. Love what you do, or leave.
One thing at a time. Know the problem. Learn to listen. Learn to ask. Distinguish sense from nonsense. Accept change as inevitable. Say it simple. How to work better, ten simple things that make a huge difference.
Edward Hopper, Automat, Oil on canvas, 28 in × Des Moines Art Center. This week a reader sent me a copy of "How to Feel Miserable As An Artist." This marvelous list was created by illustrator Keri Smith and