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A Brilliant & Inspiring Illustrated Essay On Courage & The Creative Life
By Dorothy Tan, 16 May 2013
Artist, graphic designer and branding consultant Debbie Millman has had a good career and done really well for herself by most standards—yet, she knows that she has settled.
In the inspiring essay “Fail Safe” from her book Look Both Ways: Illustrated Essays on the Intersection of Life & Design, she presented her musings on the past choices she made “between the creative and the logical, the known and the unknown”.
The results are some brilliant and compelling insights on courage, the creative life and doing what you love—the handwritten, illustrated layout of the essay only made the words more real and resonant.
Brainpickings has reproduced the essay for your reading pleasure and inspiration—you can find the entire essay below.
If you are feeling like you are stuck in a rut, this may be just the thing to get you going again.
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