The Ecstasy of Influence

A Plagiarism Jonathan Lethem Originally from Harpers Magazine All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated. . . .—John Donne love and theft Consider this tale: a cultivated man of middle …

8 creative ways to fill a sketchbook

Watercolourist Kate Osborne opens up her sketchbook to show you some inventive ways to develop your ideas. But the perfect sketchbook? There are many ideas about it, but no blueprint for it and no rules about how to use it. Traditionally a sketchbook has been a place for artists to record what they see, particularly when travelling. But today there are quite a lot of rather perfect looking sketchbooks on social media, which, although decidedly gorgeous, can be quite daunting to use as your model. Sketchbooks are, inevitably, often full of “failures”, scribbles and notes made on the road to working out your ideas.