Henry Miller’s 11 Commandments of Writing

COMMANDMENTS

  1. Work on one thing at a time until finished.
  2. Start no more new books, add no more new material to ‘Black Spring.’
  3. Don’t be nervous. Work calmly, joyously, recklessly on whatever is in hand.
  4. Work according to Program and not according to mood. Stop at the appointed time!
  5. When you can’t create you can work.
  6. Cement a little every day, rather than add new fertilizers.
  7. Keep human! See people, go places, drink if you feel like it.
  8. Don’t be a draught-horse! Work with pleasure only.
  9. Discard the Program when you feel like it—but go back to it next day. Concentrate. Narrow down. Exclude.
  10. Forget the books you want to write. Think only of the book you are writing.
  11. Write first and always. Painting, music, friends, cinema, all these come afterwards.

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High Low of the Week

We will start with the low so we can end on a high!

Low

Only because I wish I did this!

High

http://theartistifier.com/

Here’s one I made earlier.

From my Jameson Empire Award Winning Film:

Jerry Maguire Done in 60 Seconds in the 1920′s

http://www.theartistifier.com/view_587

Banksy on Advertising

Truth. The whole game needs to be re-arranged.

“People are taking the piss out of you everyday.

They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small.

They make flippant comments from buses that imply you’re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else.

They are on TV making your girlfriend feel inadequate.

They have access to the most sophisticated technology the world has ever seen and they bully you with it.

They are “The Advertisers” and they are laughing at you.
You, however, are forbidden to touch them.

Trademarks, intellectual property rights and copyright law mean advertisers can say what they like wherever they like with total impunity.
Fuck that.

Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours.

It’s yours to take, re-arrange and re-use.

You can do whatever you like with it.

Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head.
You owe the companies nothing.

Less than nothing, you especially don’t owe them any courtesy.

They owe you.

They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you.

They never asked for your permission, don’t even start asking for theirs.”
~ Banksy

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