Tag: being an artist

Scarcity

When I was a kid, scarcity was part of the music experience. We’d scour used record bins in the backs of stores for quirky or interesting albums. We’d…

advice to an art student – part 1

I received a great email the other day. A college student wrote to tell me: “You are a huge inspiration to me as a photographer. I wanted you…

The One

I’m on my fourth day of photographing one tiny maple leaf. Have taken 100s of shots so far, but the goal is to create The One. I’m getting…

the greatest poetry

“The greatest poetry is revealing to the reader the beauty in something that was so simple you had taken it for granted.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson I’ve been…

An interview with… me!

A couple weeks ago, I received an nice surprise: an email from Positive Focus asking to do an interview about my photography. Positive Focus is a great nonprofit…

life as an artist/parent

My art group was recently talking about how having kids impact your art career, and Cynthia described it really well: “It requires discipline and a letting go of…

the myth of the tortured artist

Our culture holds onto a myth that artists need to be filled with grief, stress and turmoil in order to create great work. That work that made about…

Gum

This story from the BBC made me laugh: Boy sticks gum on $1.5m painting. So I wonder, is he a trouble-maker or art critic? Or possibly a budding…