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“What makes creative people tingle are interesting problems, the chance to impress their friends, and caffeine” —Alex Steffen

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“Life is an illusion. I am held together in the nothingness by art” —Anselm Kiefer

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“Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life” —Oscar Wilde

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“MFA programs are to the world of art what gentrification is to your neighborhood” —Sarah Schulman

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“Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?” —Jack Kerouac

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“Ideas come from life: what happens in mine, what I see happening in others’, mixed with a great deal of imagination. I might see a person in a grocery store and build a whole character and life out of what’s in her basket”—Elizabeth Berg

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Smart baskets
Picnic in Paris
On their bikes

Even the simplest wicker basket can become priceless when it is loved and cared for through the generations of a familySister Parish

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“In art, the obvious is a sin”—Edward Dmytryk

 

No Laughing Matter

For our sins
Divine comedy
Is no joke

Writing saved me from the sin and inconvenience of violence—Alice Walker

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“There’s no such thing as writer’s block. That was invented by people in California who couldn’t write”—Terry Pratchett

 

I write like I talk and I don’t get talker’s block—Seth Godin

Idle pen
Or empty ink well
Which came first

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“Camp is extravagant play for serious ends” —Karl Keller / “Camp is a great jewel, 22 carats”—Kenneth Williams / “Camp is pink flamingos”—Philip Core

ART CAMP sans

“Camp is a mode of perception”—Fabio Cleto  /  “Camp can be taken on two completely separate levels, and make perfect sense on each”—Evelyn Satz  / “Camp’s favourite colour is pink”—Mark Booth

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“It is now life and not art that requires the willing suspension of disbelief.” —Lionel Trilling

Artists are low key astronauts. Instead of going to the moon, they sit back in their studio and make the moon

—Michael Bassey Johnson

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