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By Kimberly Lew (Playwright/Blogger)
I am often a victim of the New Years blues. The new year happens to coincide with my birthday, and with the powers of reflection and awareness of mortality combined, I always feel weirdly manic by the new year with all the anxious energy essentially transforming me into a Cathy cartoon on crack.
So it couldn't have been more fortuitous when I heard that my favorite graphic designer Chip Kidd is coming out with a new project with Neil Gaiman called Make Good Art, a book containing the transcript of Neil Gaiman's commencement speech at Philadelphia’s the University of the Arts last year. And while I'm one of the last people who finds themselves carried away by inspirational speeches or self-help metaphors, this speech was a much-needed dose of reassurance and concrete advice.
I may not know what the new year holds, but I do wish good art on you and yours!
KIMBERLY LEW is a playwright with two published one-act plays for high schools, as well as full-length Searching for Candi (co-written with Gabriella Miyares), which debuted at Mt. Holyoke college. Her latest play, Other People's Children, was recently featured as a part of The Beautiful Soup Theater Collective's new works reading series and was a semi-finalist for the 2012 O'Neill Playwrights Conference and Ashland New Play Festival. She also created/manages the Emerging Musical Theatre blog. www.kimberlylew.com
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