Obviously, one can be overburdened with things that need doing, and that can make getting creative work done very difficult.
But it’s not actually freedom from all the things that makes the work possible.
When you take a break from your creative work, whether voluntarily or not, it can feel almost impossible to rev up your creative momentum. Here’s how (free worksheet).
Tidy your brain-closets to make space to focus on your creative work.
Take a pause to really see what you’ve accomplished, and celebrate it. Today, I’m celebrating the release of my new podcast.
Matt is a huge cocktail fanatic, and invented this amazing drink in honor of the la Perdida book release. Try it; you won’t be sorry. Well, maybe a little sorry if you have more than a couple. It’s delicious (and deceptively “quaffable”…might as well be called La Noche Perdida (the Lost Night)). 1 oz. silver
If you ask, I’ll tell you: you should go live abroad somewhere for a while. The thing is, when you live abroad, your perspective on home changes, and is complicated to the point that “home” starts to require scare quotes.
Pastel vasco, also known as gateau basque, is the national pie/cake of the Basque people in southwest France/northeast Spain. Matt and I first had it in San Sebastian/Donostia (that’s the Basque name for the town) in 2006, and fell deeply in love.
This capoeira strip ran in Pulse! Magazine. It’s one of the few collaborative comics Matt and I have ever done.
I sit here just having finished the major inking on the first volume of Trish Trash: Rollergirl of Mars, a task I could not have completed without a teeming studio full of assistants and interns. I salute you, Team Trash!
Matt and I, and our kids, are picking up and moving to France in September, for a year. In some ways, the difficulty of shifting a fully adult life under full steam to a new track adds to the thrill. We will have been parents almost 5 years, in this house 10 years, teaching at SVA 11 years, in NYC 12 years. It’s more than time, beyond time, for a change.