“It forces a person to consider that, sometimes two things are true at the same time. The world is grim and hilarious; the future is bright and unthinkable; you are sad, but you are dancing; you are home, but it is not the same.”
— Amanda Petrusich via Beck is Home, The New Yorker
“I look back on those early paintings as history. They are not really what I am now, or want, but it was a way to begin.”
— Dorothea Tanning via BOMB #33
“Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to do an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work.”
— Chuck Close via Brain Pickings
Stage 2 could start in . Getting prepared now.