reblogged from mollycrabapple:
“I get this question alot, and I never know how to answer it. Truth is, I don’t know anything BUT working. It’s what I breathe, what goes through my veins. If I don’t work, rent doesn’t get paid. Nor do I really know what to do with myself.
When I’m inspired, I follow my inspiration. When I could give a fuck, I draw a thousand hands or every historical figure I ever took a shine too. If you want to be an artist (or anyone for whom their job is their vocation, and who is their own boss), you need to just work, long and hard, whether or not you feel like it.
That discipline will let you capture fleeting inspiration and turn it into something as inspiring to others. And it will keep you going when you’re not inspired at all.