I agree with… Tracey Emin

Tracey Emin “Today my studio is calling me. The paintings are all really happy and the paint wants to be used. It’s all spangly and exciting. There’s almost nothing that I hate, or nothing that depresses me. This is a state of mind that is created by what I make, not the other way around. To know that I will be spending the rest of my life being controlled by my own creative output is exhausting. It’s not a job, and if it were a job I would just do it, I would just get up and do it.”
[excerpt from ‘My Life in a Column’ by Tracey Emin]

Tracey Emin

Outside Myself [Monument Valley] 1994

aromatherapy associates 8-5-13There are days when writing feels like this, when the words flow and I’ve written 2000 words and drunk no cups of tea apart from the first one I carried upstairs with me after breakfast. Oh that every day were like this, when I finish in the evening with an ache in my shoulders, a good ache that won’t turn into a crippling headache, a good ache that will succumb to a bath scented with Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress bath oil.

If you agree with Tracey Emin, perhaps you will agree with:-
Michèle Forbeson women’s revenge
Frederick Forsythall authors are only half in the room
Matt HaigLet’s not patronise books – they are not endangered baby pandas. Let’s allow for honest reviewing.

Tracey Emin


‘My Life in a Column’ by Tracey Emin [UK: Rizzoli]

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