A Lesson From Jonathan Santlofer

This morning I listened to a Moth episode that combined two of my favorite things: art and writing. I won’t give it away in case you want to listen, but Jonathan Santlofer tells a great story of a disaster that changed how he did art and led him to a crazy successful writing career. Santlofer wasn’t a trained writer, but when painting was a struggle he 1.) Went to Rome 2.) Began copying Renaissance artists’ work 3.) Started writing. This just seems like a good lesson when life knocks you down. Go away, don’t give up on your passion, keep creating, even if it’s just for your own sake. He also took up smoking again, but that’s less inspirational.

I like his take on Piet Mondrian’s Broadway Boogie Woogie. 

Victory Boogie Woogie

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