Some of the best advice you’ll ever receive, in a handwritten illustrated essay.
Fail Safe – beautiful illustrated essay on uncertainty, bravery, and the creative life.
If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve. Do what you love, and don’t stop until you get what you love. Work as hard as you can, imagine immensities, don’t compromise, and don’t waste time. Start now. Not 20 years from now, not two weeks from now. Now.
Debbie Millman’s timeless advice on courage and the creative life, in a wonderful illustrated essay.
Every once in a while — often when we least expect it — we encounter someone more courageous, someone who choose to strive for that which (to us) seemed unrealistically unattainable, even elusive. And we marvel. We swoon. We gape. Often , we are in awe. I think we look at these people as lucky, when in fact, luck has nothing to do with it. It is really about the strength of their imagination; it is about how they constructed the possibilities for their Life. In short, unlike me, they didn’t determine what was impossible before it was even possible.
You can never know anyone as completely as you want. But that’s okay, love is better.
Debbie Millman reads the philosophical moral of the wonderful Lost Cat: A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology, and what it teaches us about love and control in human relationships.
Amy Webb, author of the fascinating Data, A Love Story: How I Gamed Online Dating to Meet My Match, talks to Debbie Millman about how the very design of online dating profile questionnaires sabotages your odds of finding your soulmate.
Whatever you do, if you do it really well, there’s a validity to it — and there’s a pleasure that you bring.
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For Anaïs Nin’s 110th birthday today, one of her most poignant insights on love, illustrated by Debbie Millman.
Available as a print, with 100% of proceeds benefiting a foundation supporting women writers and artists.