January 2007

Support not critique

Seth Godin suggests that, when it comes to creativity, “the brave need supporters, not critics.” This made me think of my advisor in college. Steve pissed me off…

The gallery myth

There’s a popular idea that for an artist to be a “success” they need to be in a gallery, especially one in New York City. I get bit…

The necessity of writer’s block

Is “writer’s block” something that should be avoided? Is procrastination so bad? I wonder. Suffering through a creative block is something that every artist fears. But it is…

Rethinking your career goals

I love it when someone manages to put into words an idea that’s been banging around your skull for a long time. In his blog, Shane Nickerson (via…

New Year’s Resolution

My new year’s resolution is a simple one this year: to not base my sense of success on benchmarks established by other people. There are a lot of…