About a week and a half ago, I had the pleasure of watching a live interview with Phoebe Gloeckner conducted by Professor McDaniel. Gloeckner is a writer and illustrator who is well known for her works, A Child’s Life and Other Stories and The Diary of a Teenage Girl. During the interview, she spoke of her experience, inspiration, and how she approaches her work.
What resonated with me the most was Gloeckner’s description of her work ethic. It seemed like an impulsive, in-the-moment, process. I found this inspiring because I often lack structure in my own work method. Though I’ve always believed this would not exactly be ideal in the real world, Gloeckner has proved me wrong, having had much success with this approach. Then again, I’m sure her exceptional intellectual and creative abilities grant her this flexibility to a degree.
Overall, I thought the interview was entertaining, and I left feeling inspired to further explore and develop my own creative talents.