Is It Ok To Be Both A Scientist And An Artist?

The Arts Mechanical

Adam Savage has been having a “Ask Adam Anything” blog on the Tested website.

http://www.tested.com/premium/565709-ask-adam-anything-4-time-management-tips/

One question that came up was this one from “dork daddy”:

Good morning, Adam. This question is from my brilliant, beautiful, precocious 10 year old daughter, Ellie. I certainly know how I would answer it, but I suspect you’d have a pretty unique and eloquent spin of your own. My daughter has passions and interests that range the entire spectrum. She is a gifted writer, a prolific artist, an enthusiastic athlete and a natural-born scientist. She has so many interests she sometimes feels like she can’t keep up. The question she often asks me as she looks to her own future is this:

Is it possible to be an artist and a scientist at the same time?

Adam didn’t answer it, instead answering a question about teamwork and taking criticism in projects.  while that is…

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Just write

A Study in Equinoxes

I haven’t written anything significant in almost a month. The effects are pretty drastic: I’ve fallen into a funk. I’m weepy and tired all the time.

No. No. I’m not going back down that road. I spent years on that lost highway.

I’m going to try to pump out a lot of poetry this month in honor of National Poetry Month. It may not be my best work, but it will be a good effort. That’s what matters.

Word of advice: please don’t neglect the things you love for the sake of money or approval from others.

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