Monday, April 30, 2012


Hey ya

I must start by saying that I cannot believe April has flown by, and nary a post from me, for shame! However, in my (weak) defense, I throw myself on the mercy of the craft court, a kitchen renovation can really take it out of you, even when you aren't the one doing the super heavy lifting.

(not incidentally what drew me to the book was the amazing cover art by Yulia Brodskaya)
Anyway, I was reading this amazing, awesome, and inspiring new book by Jonah Lehrer called Imagine and although I'm only about a quarter of the way through, I had one of those huge light bulb moments when I came upon the following quote:

"There is no such thing as a creative type. As if creative people can just show up and make stuff up. As if it were that easy. I think people need to be reminded that creativity is a verb, a very time-consuming verb. It's about taking an idea in your head, and transforming that idea into something real. And that's always going to be a long and difficult process. If you're doing it right, it's going to feel like work."

And I was pretty floored by it, so naturally I had to google who this person was...which in turn inspired me to make this...(on my doodle buddy app)

In homage to Milton Glaser, the person who said it. Because not only had I never heard of him (darn my business degree!) I never knew about his contribution and impact on the world, he's attributed to be the one who came up with the iconic I heart NY ad campaign. One of the greatest graphic designers ever. (which has always been a Walter Mitty type dream of mine, to be a graphic designer) Now I'm looking forward to watching this documentary film about him ... 
Now, I'm no professional creative type, but I totally get what he means. And I agree creating things  feels like work, but it also feels like something I just MUST DO

What do you think?


  1. Word. The quote kind of says it all.

  2. I need the Iluvmg logo. Its so me!

  3. Did ya know that his studio is just down the street from me?? He has this window stenciled with the words....drum roll...."Art is work". It all starts to make sense after reading this quote!