Maira Kalman


Maira Kalman, one of my favorite author/illustrators did a talk on TED (which is an exciting new find for me – it stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design – Ideas Worth Spreading, check it out!) back in 2007 about her book The Principles of Uncertainty. It’s great to get to see her in person just as lively, disjointed, seemingly random, yet remarkably wise and witty as her work. Her words and paintings always make me feel grateful for the simple things – color, everyday objects, dogs, the peculiarities of people, life.

She ends her lecture with, “I have enough. And that is absolutely true. I happen to be alive. End of discussion.”

Also check out her latest blog for the New York Times, And the Pursuit of Happiness.


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