Tuesday, February 23, 2010
It's funny how things happen sometimes. Today I received a comment on my blog from Rosa, who I don't think I has visited me before. Rosa is a ceramic artist who makes some really cool things, and she also seems to be very thoughtful and honest, and an excellent writer - it was a great pleasure to scroll through her posts.
One of the things she mentioned was a book called "What It Is" by the Goddess Known as Lynda Barry, my all time favourite graphic artist. I have been a little out of the loop lately, and so had never heard of this book, but after reading Rosa's comments on it, I added it to my "Must Read" list.
Being on a little island with no bookstore or even library, it actually went on my "Must Find When I Go To The City" list. I am cultivating patience.
Two hours later, on my way to a MASSAGE (oh, bliss)I stopped in at the Free Store. Can you believe, right on top of a stack of donated books, was a fresh, unmarked copy of "What It Is". A gift from God to be sure! I hugged it to my chest and made a solemn vow to heed the words within as if they were a message from the great oracle. (And I'm sure they are!)
Now if only I could manifest world peace by just putting it on a list!
P.S. Now that I've has a chance to browse through the book I can confirm that it is very inspiring and a total visual treat. Although superficially a guide to writing, the ideas can be applied to any creative pursuit.