I was sitting late one night recently when spontaneous laughter came on me from a source that I can only say was not me. At least it was not me that I typically refer to as me.
The Artist’s Manifesto
The Artist’s Manifesto is for Storymakers – creative people. It is your call to return to the passion of your craft, your creative works, to create beautiful and unique things purely for the sake of it. It asks you to disregard the need for recognition and applause, and instead embrace your true creative spirit. This is the only way we can find true success in our work. Enter your details to download your free copy.
The New Podcast For Creatives
Larry presents The Larb, a weekly podcast for creatives. Every week you’ll get a new episode discussing the creative process, how to find and build your audience, how to market your work online and how to find creative success while staying true to the art. If you are a small business owner or a creative who’s thinking about it, this show is for you.
I wrote The Hello Tree in about 10 minutes this Saturday afternoon. It’s about a man who is lamenting a life lesser lived and askes the tree that grows quietly outside his kitchen window for advice and comfort in his final hours. My friend the tree outside my window provided inspiration for this poem.
There is no me, and there is no you, that is fixed and permanent at least. Whatever we are changes depending on the people we are with, the places we visit and the experiences we have in the elaborate game going on around us. But many of us don’t see that. Although I might take my existence as fixed – I am Larry Maguire, artist and writer from Dublin Ireland, for example – I also constantly change both physically and psychically even as I sit here doing nothing.
This week on Sunday Letters I’d like to offer you a couple reasons why you should get on The Daily Larb Podcast. Last September I launched the podcast as a weekly show and intended to follow an interview style with an occasional monologue from yours truly. Enthusiasm waned a little as a result of a dodgy audio setup and some friction in me with regard to my process. So it eventually came to a halt.
I had a distinct lack of ambition when I was a teenager. Apart from playing football, I had no stand-out desire that I can remember. There was no “I want to be this” occupying my mind. I was just doing whatever came to me and wasn’t getting too hung up on results. Like all kids, I had talent in particular areas, but nothing felt missing so much that I was driven to pursue it. I didn’t feel an emotional vacuum that needed to be filled (however, that would change).