Thursday, March 14, 2013

Point of View.

"There are lots of artists in the world.  But there's only one you.  And the only person who has your point of view is you.  If you decide not to make things, all you've done is deprive the world of all the stuff that only you could have brought to it."
-Neil Gaiman

I heard this quote of Neil's in the 2nd video of his "Keep Moving Project" for Blackberry (a very cool idea, if you're interested in his writing) , and I sat up a little straighter.  His words always inspire me (just do a search for "Neil Gaiman" on this blog for proof), but these were the words I needed to hear at that moment.  Sometimes you need a little nudge to keep going, whether that's writing this blog, starting my sketching (product of Day 1 above, eep!), thinking through career-related thoughts, and any of the million other little struggles that pop up in life.

xo. di.

*left image property of Diane Crary, right image via  


  1. A very moving quote! Thanks for sharing.

    Your drawing is so pretty too! Love it!

  2. Keep moving! I've never heard this quote. Thank you so much for sharing. So inspirational! xo

  3. Oh, I love that quote. He has such a special way of motivating the creativity in anyone, really. It's lovely. Speaking of lovely, your first illustration is beautiful! Love that you're taking that class. I wish I could illustrate - sadly, I've never been able to draw a single thing. Keep it up!

  4. I love that Neil doesn't stop at just adding his own material to the world - he actively tries to get others to contribute as well. It's impressive and endearing.

    Thanks for liking the sketch, haha. I am such a beginner ;)


thanks so much for the note! i love reading your comments. xo. di.

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