I recently finished reading (i.e. listening to) "Big Magic" by Elizabeth Gilbert. She has a perspective on creativity that speaks differently than many of the other more "practical" books that I have read on the topic. I thought about writing a review, and then I realized there are probably plenty of those out there already. Also, what do I know about writing a book review?
Instead, I jotted down a few of my favorite quotes while listening, and then tried drawing these quotes in different ways as a creative exercise. Here are a few:
When I was almost finished, I went online to find a couple of other quotes that I had trouble navigating to in the audio book. Then I found this, a collection of beautifully rendered quotes from the book, probably created as part of her marketing team for Pinterest bait. My first reaction is was disappointment. Why did I waste time doing something seemingly unproductive when this had already been done? But then I remembered this quote on multiple discovery:
I come across this feeling time to time when I encounter other individuals who seem to have similar business ideas, talents, and work products. It is usually short lived as I remember that feeling threatened or competitive will not help me in any way. I'd rather think of the work that I am doing as an important part of this thing that is much bigger than me.