Just Keep Working


Jerry Saltz, writing for Vulture:

Sister Corita Kent said, “The only rule is work. If you work, it will lead to something. It’s the people who do all of the work all the time who eventually catch onto things.” I have tried every way in the world to stop work-block or fear of working, of failure. There is only one method that works: work. And keep working.

I’d never heard of Saltz, the acclaimed art critic, until listening to him on the Longform podcast a couple months ago (which I shared a link to back in Issue 155) and now, of course, I can’t get enough of the guy’s work. Check out these two pieces he wrote for Vulture—“My Life As a Failed Artist” and “How To Be An Artist”—if you’re feeling stuck, stale, frustrated, or dejected by your own creative pursuit(s). Then bookmark them to re-read when you’re inevitably back in that place again someday.

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