I am reading Neil Gaiman’s book The View From the Cheap Seats, a collection of his nonfiction writing. Magazine pieces, book introductions, speeches, musings, more. I am being inspired, delighted, learning, and made curious.
The making-me-curious bit is fun. I have a Curiosity List going as I read this book. Writers, books, comics, artists, articles, web stuff. All new to me, and I have to check them out, now that Neil has made me curious. I am nearly two-thirds of the way through his book, and my list is getting long. This is a good thing.
One of the things I love about those of us working in the arts is how so many of us share what we are discovering, what is delighting us, what we are learning and doing. Neil’s book is delighting me, not only because of his writing, but because of his sharing who and what inspires him. Sharing one of the paths through his universe.
Thank you, Neil.
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Neil Gaiman, book The View From the Cheap Seats, 2016, WM Morrow. http://www.neilgaiman.com/
The image at the top of this post is what I have been creating the last two days. It is going onto a postcard I’ll be handing out at my interactive art show ‘The Joy Diary’ in November. (I was going to add the link here for the Station House Gallery in Williams Lake, BC, but according to Google just now, their site may be hacked. Yes, the weird and wonderful world of the internet.)