Tag: career

artist in residence

News Flash: I’ll be spending a week this summer (from July 6 – 9) being the artist-in-residence in the very swanky Miraval Resort in Tucson! My art has…

making what you love vs what sells

The writer Steven Pressfield, author of The Legend of Bagger Vance, recently reflected on how he developed his business model. He drew two circles on a piece of…

shut up and make art

Every once and a while I need to remind myself of something important. That the primary job of an artist is… to create art. It’s not marketing, social…

Surviving as an artist in a bad economy

Sigh. Money sucks. Well, no, money is fine, just dandy in fact. It’s worrying about money that sucks. When I made the decision to become a self-employed artist,…

sound of the new year flying by

It’s another new year. To borrow the wisdom of Douglas Adams: I love new years, I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. It has…

the infrastructure of a creative life

I believe that the most creative act an artist can do is figuring out a way to give themselves the opportunity to create. It seems that the majority…