I'm excited to share one of my favorite books lately-- collected narratives featuring a day in the life of artists at work. Just check out the back cover description. Doesn't that sound intriguing (and relatable)?
I actually bought this a long time ago, and the cover alone is stylish enough to merit display on a coffee table. I took a while to dig in...probably because I'm one of those artists whose daily habits include procrastination. But fear not! This volume is broken into bite-sized chapters, so once you get started you can manage a few tales each day. Mason Currey does a fantastic job curating the habits of artists across multiple centuries and genres. There is such variety among each person's rituals, and I've been surprised that not everyone falls into the trope of either a fastidious taskmaster or notorious lush. I feel encouraged as I see how the world's most well-known creators structured their days, and how they compare to mine. I can't recommend this easy but insightful read enough!