Year: 2007

The perfect shade of brown

I am now on day 3 of my quest for the perfect shade of brown. Yes, the life of an artist is a glamorous one. 🙂 The color…

your studio is like a pair of jeans

Paula at Self Taught Artist recently posted a picture of her studio, and suggested we all do the same. It’s always fun to see someone else’s studio. An…

art is not essential

I’m in an online class with a group of artists, and the other day someone mentioned that they believed that art was essential part of society. Everyone agreed,…

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Today is the birthday of Ted Geisel, Dr. Seuss. As an artist, he is one of my heroes. When people ask me which artists I have been influenced…

a tree falls in the forest

Today on her blog, Alyson Stanfield coyly asked: If you create something and no one else ever sees it, is it art? I think some of the best…

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…