I listened to Neil Gaiman’s commencement speech to the University of Arts, Class of 2012, (Philadelphia, PA) the other night. What a pleasant surprise. It was rich with good advise and very inspiring. It has a special appeal for artists, photographers, writers, illustrators, graphic designers, and book lovers.
Previously, I knew a little about Gaiman’s work (my husband has Sandman statues and a collection of Gaiman’s comics) but now I am a fan.
Here are a few quotes:
“I learned to write by writing”
“You can be as creative as you need to be to have your work seen”
“The old rules are crumbling…so make up your own rules”
“Be wise because the world needs more wisdom….and if you cannot be wise, pretend you are wise and pretend like they would…Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make good art.”
Happy Friday and a shout out to men and women in uniform servicing our country on Memorial Day weekend,