Okay, I admit it… I am mildly obsessed with Rilla Alexander’s presentation for 99u. She’s an Australian designer and illustrator, and I think this is one of the best talks about the creative process I’ve seen. Fun, inspiring… and true! Click on the photo to watch the video at 99u’s website (I don’t think I can embed it). It’s only 17 minutes and well worth the time:
I can relate to so much of what she says, and it makes me feel strangely comforted to know that I am not alone in my creative process. (Please note: I use the term ‘process’ here with extreme caution, considering how random it can all seem at times. Especially for me. ) The presentation speaks to artists of all kinds, and I found it related to pretty much everything I experience with writing.
During her talk, we hear about Rilla’s all-ages picture book:
It’s about a girl called Sozi (Rilla’s alter-ego?) and how she deals with her many creative ideas:
I want this book! I would totally buy copies for my niece and my goddaughter, too. Currently it appears to be out of print – I suspect it was some kind of limited edition – but I think there might be a new edition coming soon. *crosses fingers and hopes*
Find out more about Rilla’s work here, and don’t forget to watch the video!