Drawing of the day: "Christmas Bird Child"

Here's the trailer for Lisa Stock's short film-in-progress, "Brother and Sister" (as discussed in the December 13th post below). There's also a new website for the film. The music is by Priscilla Hernandez.

And on another not-entirely-unrelated subject, Ellen Kushner alerted me to this terrific quote from Jeanette Winterson, recently published in the New York Times:

"Art is central to all our lives, not just the better-off and educated. . . I know that from my own story, and from the evidence of every child ever born — they all want to hear and to tell stories, to sing, to make music, to act out little dramas, to paint pictures, to make sculptures. This is born in and we breed it out. And then, when we have bred it out, we say that art is elitist, and at the same time we either fetishize art — the high prices, the jargon, the inaccessibility — or we ignore it. The truth is, artist or not, we are all born on the creative continuum, and that is a heritage and a birthright of all of our lives."