â€œGoodâ€ can be a stifling word, a word that makes you hesitate and stare at a blank page and second-guess yourself and throw stuff in the trash. Whatâ€™s important is to get your hands moving and let the images come. Whether itâ€™s good or bad is beside the point. Make art. â€“Â Austin Kleon.
I love Neil Gaiman’s “Make Good Art” commencement speech from last year. Love it. I just got a copy of the book he and graphic artist Chip Kidd made from it. But I also wholeheartedly agree with Austin Kleon, author of Steal Like an Artist, who wrote what I quoted above on his Tumblr.
Have you read Steal Like an Artist? You should. It’s filled with wisdom and good ideas.
And might I add the suggestion to make ugly art or crafts when the going gets tough? Let’s consider it suggested.