“i have the subtle sensitivity to know the difference when i’m working, between laboring like a MULE and riding on a JET STREAM. every once in a while when i’ve been laboring like a mule for months and months and months, suddenly something really weirdly cosmic happens and there’s an opening and now you’re on the jet stream and it’s just flowing and you’re in that space. that’s magic and it’s worth working very hard for, but you don’t get it for free.” - liz gilbert (interview on the new ted talks podcast, The TED Interview)
i get arrogant with my art + sometimes expect magical results from working on something for a short time. i drew this mule on a card + taped it to my studio wall to remember that i have to pay for the jet stream experience by first going around in mule mode.