“Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work.” — Chuck Close
The following thoughts have been republished from the personal website of Linds Redding, the former Saatchi & Saatchi and BBDO art director who died from cancer in 2012, aged 52. His words are an intriguing personal reflection on his creative career, written after realising his time was coming to an end. I hope he would forgive me for republishing without permission. It'd be a shame for his words to disappear if his site goes down.