If you like art—as a professional, student, or teacher—your source of fresh ideas is somewhere out in the world. As Rumi. . . read more
Art is a communication form, yet most of us don’t know what we are trying to communicate and need to try lots of different. . . read more
Life is hard. . . art can be hard.
And making a living with art? Well, that can feel impossible. I know; I’ve been there.
A short time ago, I wrote an article on how to finish what you start. Maybe you've struggled with that, too. It’s so easy to set something. . . read more
Have you ever felt discouraged about asking for things? Maybe you sometimes feel that you’re going to be rejected anyway. . .. . . read more
Starting something is easy. Finishing? Not so much. It’s difficult enough to finish things when they go relatively swiftly, but. . . read more
Artists, compared to the general population, are known to have unique traits.
One of these is curiosity. If you find that you’re more curious than others, you know what I mean. In school, you might have been the one to ask “why” while your classmates silently looked on. A friend in kindergarten actually asked me why I asked so many questions!
We can learn much from. . . read more
You ever notice how the best products for artists are almost always made by other artists? How many times have you needed. . . read more
“Human rights and the widespread denial of human rights is the most important subject in the world. At our peril, we close. . . read more
At one point or another, I think everyone feels like their time is being stretched. Work, family, random events you can’t get out of, and even everyday commitments can leave you feeling a little creatively zapped.
In my own life, I experienced a slow wake up call that my creativity needed a boost.
I took a job out of college unrelated to my field, but I still wanted. . . read more
“Culture and the arts are essential means by which all people explain their experience, shape their identity and imagine the. . . read more
How often are aspiring artists told that they will neither find a job nor be talented enough to make art a career? And yet art. . . read more