‘Make Good Art’ and ‘Enjoy the Process’

After venting a little bit in last Thursday’s outfit post about being so overwhelmed by work and finishing my manuscript at the moment – – then, through writing it, coming to the realization that what I’m doing is actually thrilling and that I need to enjoy the journey a little bit more, I had a comment from Rebecca at Sunny Sanguinity with a link to a keynote address by award-winning author and graphic novelist Neil Gaiman whose notable works include The Sandman and Coraline, among others. I clicked the link and opened the window but saved it in my sidebar until just after 1am Friday evening, when I had my first free moment to watch it. And I enjoyed it so much, I thought I’d share it all with you as well. It’s quite inspiring for not only writers, but for artists, as well as anyone working towards something they are passionate about. It’s definitely worth a watch. {*Thanks Rebecca ;}

* Read more here: Neil Gaiman Headlines 134th Commencement


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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Lex

    June 9, 2012 |

    I really like your art, your words, your photographs and the beautiful spaces you create. I hope you find a beautiful home and I can’t wait to see how you make it your own.

  • Curlijuli

    June 9, 2012 |

    Wow, this is so inspiring! Thank you for this video, Megan!
    I think whatever he said applies to any path, job, career – just enjoy yourself and make good “art” or whatever that is that you do. You have one life and don’t spend it complaining. Enjoy it!

  • Idee Fixe (punk.glam.queen@gmail.com)

    June 9, 2012 |

    Thank you for that inspirational keynote address. As an author and writer I could definitely relate to much of what Mr. Gaiman wrote (BTW if you haven’t read it already, you *must* read “American Gods”, a breathtaking story and journey!) and while I’m currently writing a book, I do sometimes forget to enjoy the process and the work. We get caught up in the worry, and it becomes something you want to put on the back burner and forget about. I’m a very stubborn woman though and the book won’t allow me to push it aside, so I keep going. Now I will keep the thought of enjoying the process, and the work in the forefront of my mind rather than on the back burner as I’m sure it will do me a great deal of good. Oh and I’ll also be keeping the thought to “make good art” right up there in front as well! Best of luck with your book! XXX Suzanne

  • Bedroom Decorating Ideas

    June 9, 2012 |

    Hello Everyone
    ‘Make Good Art’ and ‘Enjoy the Process’
    I should admit the entire article has been very enlightening and intensely well crafted. You should keep it up forever! Best of luck

  • Mawiyah

    June 11, 2012 |

    This is your best post yet! This really resonated with me today 🙂

    Thank you

  • Anonymous

    June 11, 2012 |

    It is using the art to make a best and attractive Picture .
    Aura Vie

  • Maria @ GLD

    June 11, 2012 |

    What a great speech! I’ll share it in my blog too!

  • Rebecca

    June 14, 2012 |

    Oh yay! You watched it 🙂 I’m so happy it resonated with you too. So inspiring!

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