the intersection of work and play. I've been doing research on designer/inventors Charles and Ray Eames for a possible picture book biography. For this husband and wife team, work and play were one and the same. They only took on assignments for problems that interested them, but then they kept refining solutions for decades.
Here is a link via poet and friend, Laura Shovan, about plork and revision in writing. "Plork is what happens when writers feel free to experiment and to play. Possibilities open up. That's when you get someplace new."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."—Confucius
"The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work."—Richard Bach
"Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play."—Heraclitus
"Work and play are words used to describe the same thing under differing conditions."—Mark Twain
Tomorrow, children's book creators, Ashley Wolff, Julie Downing, Elissa Haden Guest and I will meet for our second annual January Jubilee (we all have January birthdays). Yesterday I played hooky. I have sketches due for a book, but instead I was hard at work at play—treating myself to a day creating mini collage-painting portraits to give as gifts. Shhhh, don't tell! Today, refreshed by yesterday's play, I'm back to more plork.