Tuesday, 10 May 2011


Anyone who knows me knows that I frequently burst out with the old phrase "MINT" every now and then when something is GOOD and by every now and then I kinda mean every hour - haha!

So here I was reading a blog called "MINT" and the following quote by Ira Glass had been posted...

"Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through".

— Ira Glass

SOOOOOO TRUE!!! As a creative soul and appreciator of all things creative those words ring so true!!! Being one's own worse critic can really make you your own worst enemy. So my resolution is to just keep on working through it!

I felt Ira's quote was MINT... Flippin MINT in fact therefore the choice to post it in mint... innit!

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

You've failed me miserably

I was blog surfing as per usual and found this image entitled "We have failed eachother miserably" by Christine Young. Haha. When it comes to me and umbrellas, although I live in London and it frequently rains I don't bother with them for the very reason as depicted in the above picture - they fail me!

If they manage not to break then I'm stuck with this wet thing - like a dirty tissue - why do I want to carry that around?

I think a more appropriate title would be "You've failed me miserably" and by 'you' I mean the umbrella!!!