A thing that’s happened to the internet is that there’s just too many things. If you are anything like me, there might be times when you want to tuck yourself away from it all and have someone tell you about just a few things that are interesting. Maybe if they could hammer and chisel them out on a stone tablet, so you could sit in the garden – far from the modern world – with your cardigan pulled around your shoulders and a cat on your lap and a pot of tea (or a glass of blackberry nip), that would be even better.
(What even is blackberry nip? Is it an actual thing?)
Anyhoo, I am not for one minute claiming to be THE person that can share the nip-slash-tea-accompanying stuff with you. But I could be ONE of the people, if you so choose.
Here are those 12 things you might like to read…
one: Grayson Perry talks about this –> ” Many artists are extremely poor craftsmen while many great craftspeople are rubbish artists.” And other things too.
two: The very excellent Weekly Review shares 100 secret(ish) suburban Melbourne foodie gems. So good!
three: 40 rev-up-achieving quotes from Joan Didion.
four: A guide to making the cutest cookies in the universe. For real.
five: Woah! A (kind of anxiety-causing) cure for social anxiety.
six: Why having kids can be helpful to creative work. (I found this to be true, too!)
seven: Is domestic life the enemy of creativity?! (Yes. Don’t do the dishes.)
eight: An interview with blogger Joy Cho of Oh Joy!
nine: Why creativity has nothing to do with being creative… Gosh!
ten: Writer Anne Lamott shares thoughts on why perfectionism is the enemy.
eleven: An interview with superstar illustrator Lisa Congdon.
twelve: Why are you and your childhood self still so intertwined (even though you’re different too!)?
Happy reading, Peaches! May your tea be plentiful and your cardigans be cosy!