You have to accept that an artist also has a relationship with his or her art and his or her fans: you are in an open relationship whether you like it or not. Give the artist room to go into the place they create (literally or metaphorically). And love them when they can’t remember where they put their keys.

Neil Gaiman's advice on how to be in a relationship with an artist, from this Reddit Q&A about the fantastic album An Evening with Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer.

Pair Gaiman’s advice on love and art with his advice on failure and art.

(via explore-blog)