“There’s no “correct path” to becoming a real artist. You might think you’ll gain legitimacy by going to art school, getting published, getting signed to a record label. But it’s all bullshit, and it’s all in your head. You’re an artist when you say you are. And you’re a good artist when you make somebody else experience or feel something deep or unexpected.”-Amanda Palmer, The Art of Asking: or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help
I recently came across my childhood copy of Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse. This edition is from 1946. It’s as charming as ever!
Amanda White runs one of my favourite literary-themed Etsy shops. I also follow her on Facebook, so I was thrilled to find her 2016 calendar for sale at my local Barnes and Noble.
This is another reason to look forward to the new year!