It’s funny to realize I’m blogging in New York City, and have yet to write anything about life here. Well that ends tonight! I admit after 6 years of New York, I’ve grown used to the frenetic energy. But that to which I can’t adapt, are the wild and crazy people I encounter. Here are some anecdotes.
I was coming home late along 7th Avenue in Park Slope and I noticed a twenty-something walking down the sidewalk laughing in a kooky way. Continue reading
I just came across the most crazy thing! I never knew it until just now, but Sean Young shot 8mm film during the making of DUNE! It’s pretty amazing to watch. And I like the idea that Sean Young, in all her beauty, was filmming everyone else. You can see the pull she has on people as they look into her camera. From her voiceover, it sounds like she knew that DUNE was a special time and event. And that it was not an entirely successful movie. How cool she took the time to shoot, not just the actors, but also all the crew, and in a very organized way. I didn’t realize how intelligent she was.
I like the ending too.
Sean Young’s Behind the Scenes of Dune
One of the main reasons I started this blog was Austin Kleon’s book “Show Your Work!”. I found it at Spoonbill & Sugartown Books in Williamsburg. Come to think of it, they have one of the most dour sales staff in New York City, but their books and printed matter are always interesting, so hey!
Anyway, the book was fantastic and encouraged me to maintain a blog, no matter what! That it was expected I wouldn’t have any readers and to use it as an online workbook. I was psyched.
Recently, I saw the book’s older brother “Steal Like An Artist” at Housing Works Thrift Shops in Park Slope. So I snapped it up, and found it even better than his second book.
God it gets confusing when you read books out of chronological published order.
Anyway, I highly recommend Austin’s book “Steal Like An Artist“. It’s about how to inject influence into the creation of your art. And it’s not just about stealing. I’m going to explore some of his advice about how to write in a more “analog” way before approaching the computer. Terrific!
Check it out, you won’t regret it!
PS I wasn’t paid/sponsored to write this review, I just thought it was a good book.