I love movies and often wish I had pursued set design or special effects. Perhaps that’s why movies inspire me when I hit a dry patch and need to refill my creative well. Here are three I find particularly inspiring, each for a different reason.
The news that David Bowie was gone was difficult to hear. I didn’t want to believe it. I’ve always admired his artistic courage and the risks he took for his craft.
Then, when the radio announced the death of Alan Rickman a couple of days later, it felt like a double whammy. His portrayal of Snape in the Harry Potter movies was genius. Somehow he walked that fine line that kept everyone wondering – was he or wasn’t he?
Coupled with the book I’m reading, The War of Art, I’ve been thinking a lot about risk and fear and courage.Continue reading “The Courage of Curiosity”