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Designer and illustrator Alice X Zhang is one of my favorite illustrators of all time. Check out her portfolio here. Bend and not Break
1. First of all, don’t worry about the money. Love the process. You don’t know when it’s gonna happen. Louis C.K. started hitting in his 40s; he’d been doing it for 20 years. And don’t settle. I don’t want to ever hear, “It’s good enough.” Then it’s not good enough. Don’t ever underestimate your audience. They can tell when it isn’t true. Also: Ignore your competition. A Mafia guy in Vegas gave me this advice: “Run your own race, put on your blinders.” Don’t worry about how others are doing. Something better will come.” – Joan Rivers
2. In short, this has been my strategy, though I’m worse at ‘pruning’ than I should be. Consume widely, create with focus, and you’ll see that the novel connections and solutions will follow naturally. You will have the broad base of material and information that allows for new, interesting applications paired with the practiced skill of a technician in your execution. -Erich Campbell, Create with Focus
3. The only thing that makes one an artist is making art. And that requires the precise opposite of hanging out; a deeply lonely and unglamorous task of tolerating oneself long enough to push something out. ―David Rakoff, Half Empty
4. Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly. -Franz Kafka
5. Inspiration is for amateurs–the rest of us just show up and get to work. – Chuck Close (painter)
Foxes cover Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now” with airy, velvet perfection in Doctor Who‘s “Mummy on the Orient Express” episode.
It was fun, it was funny, it was the kind of loopy, rambunctious, light-hearted fun that Doctor Who used to be more frequently before they kept Moffat on too long and all his worst tendencies came out.
I’m a little late posting these, but I wanted to do a screencapture post of the premiere episode of season 8, because it did have some lovely visuals. The above shot especially is a favorite, as it looks like something out of Firefly or every other space story, and sometimes I lose the sheer wonder of the TARDIS being not just a time-traveling machine but also a spaceship.
Also, favorite line from the episode?
“You’ve redecorated….I don’t like it.”
Um. Yes. Premiering Saturday April 19th on BBC!
Caffeinated Links: Grand Central Station House Installation, Whole Foods’ Mock “Healthy” Food, Emma Approved
This is amazing. Target builds life-size house installation in Grand Central Station to promote its Threshold home decor. RT
The Onion delivers as always. “Noting with evident resentment how he just breezes through life, local sources told reporters Monday that Howard Preston, 33, seemingly coasts by solely on his good looks, tireless work ethic, and extensive real estate law expertise.” RT
The Daily Beast on the minor difference between pseudo science and pseudo religion, and Whole Foods’ lack of verified food science. “Well, no—there isn’t really much difference, if the promulgation of pseudoscience in the public sphere is, strictly speaking, the only issue at play. By the total lack of outrage over Whole Foods’ existence, and by the total saturation of outrage over the Creation Museum, it’s clear that strict scientific accuracy in the public sphere isn’t quite as important to many of us as we might believe. Just ask all those scientists in the aisles of my local Whole Foods.” RT
The latest episode of Emma Approved, the webseries loosely based on Austen’s Emma, is unusually adorable. RT
A recurring character arc has been announced for Doctor Who, with Samuel Anderson playing a teacher at Clara’s school who gets sucked up in TARDIS business. RT