"Of course, nobody wanted to buy my pictures. I'd never tried to paint to please them anyway, so I did horrible things like taking boarders to make a living, and the very little time I had for painting I tried to paint in the despised, adorable joyous modern way. The last two years I have taken up … pottery, adapting and utilizing my Indian designs for it. A much pleasanter livelihood than catering to people's appetites."1

1Susan Crean (ed.), Opposite Contraries – The Unknown Journals of Emily Carr and Other Writings, (Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 2003), 204-205.
Emily Carr
1913 - 1928
Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA
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