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"Craft is what enables you to be successful
when you're not inspired." - Brian Eno
The Daily Mail NOVEMBER 26, 2012 - by Janet Street-Porter
WHAT ARE THEY LIKE? PEOPLE IN THE PUBLIC EYE
To raise money for a new museum of British illustration in London, artists were tasked with turning the lists of what makes celebrities happy into pictures to be auctioned at Sothby's next month. Quentin Blake drew David Williams swimming while his wife Lara Stone stands on the riverbank with a stopwatch, surrounded by spaghetti, pyjamas and their dog chewing on a shoe.
Jamie Lee Curtis picked clogs, cereal with milk, and a black T-shirt (by trendy Jil Sander; not just any old garment). Jeremy Paxman chose Evelyn Waugh's Decline And Fall and Bollito Misto (an Italian dish of boiled meats), which sounds rather pretentious.
Other celebs include Ruby Wax, Brian Eno and Florence Welch. I wasn't honoured, but I doubt whether an illustration of my list would have fetched much. Black pudding for breakfast, a walk in the rain, cotton M&S knickers, and pick turnips fro my veg plot. I'm too cheap and cheerful.