Elizabeth Gilbert is an author who has recently become VERY VERY successful.
This is her talk at TED which is positively transformative, and talks specifrically about the self-imposed pressure of creativity.

If you create in ANY way, it may be the most valuable 18 minutes you ever watch.

So watch:

UPDATED: YouTube vid of first “ellipse” single added at end.

I posted this on my regular blog, but wanted it to be part of the record here, so…

I’m terribly busy. I have so many irons in the fire that it’s difficult to maintain at times.

So flights of fancy aren’t usually in the cards for me. I do take time out here and there, but for the most part, that consists of taking a 15-minute walk or indulging in a movie or some West Wing at home.

When I was younger, I’d do things like run off to a radio station or last-minute event. I guess my priorities have changed (plus, I’ve moved up north a bit where these kind of things don’t happen locally)


@imogenheap – in NYC Tomorrow 5.30pm at The Studio, Webster hall. I fancy playing you a few songs off the new CD. Up for it? X x

The Hudson River LineThis from Imogen Heap’s twitterfeed, who, as you may remember from my previous post about her, I have a musical affinity for – particularly in that we both spend most of our studio time alone banging out songs. 🙂

Now bear in mind that for me, going to NYC for something like this is the better part of 6 hours travel time round trip.

So it was a bit of a crapshoot in the first place – not knowing what kind of experience it would be. But I took a shot.

I wasn’t disappointed. Read more