I'm an avid reader. I credit that habit leading to every good thing in my life. Today I want to list 5 of the must-reads every creative needs to read: The War of Art and The Artist's Journey by Steven Pressfield. “Are you paralyzed with fear? That’s a good sign. Fear is good. Like
Self-worth is an inside job. There will always be someone who doesn't want what you have to offer. How often do we think of them? I do more than I should. They are endless. I'm not even sure focusing on the invisible person that needs our work is helpful either. Sometimes it leads us
Cell phonesHorsesParenting (coupled with a career)IB Profen (and anything stronger)Running as we ageMowing the lawnPress I haven't yet decided if art or religion make the list. The question is always this: what are we willing to trade in order to do something else?
I like to call myself a "recovering perfectionist." Years ago I realized it was one of the reasons I wasn't making art. My talent wasn't matching my aspirations. Creating felt like a burden, not a blessing. I combatted that by starting the practice of daily painting (or painting when
Where does it come from? Why do we have it? "Robert Henri once said that art is not actually intended but is the result of a desire to express, and a need for appreciation. To these factors may be added the enjoyment of nature and an instinctive desire to excel. A desire to excel or attain
I'm back. It's been crazy. Who would have thought 2020 would be one of my busiest years to date? I had a question pop up about Cadmium Red vs. Alizarin Crimson, so I thought I'd share today. First, be aware that different brands vary, and this information I'm sharing comes from my experience
Have you wanted to start oil painting but it feels overwhelming? That's what I thought when I started too, but today I'm emailing you a basic supply set-up so you can get started. I'm a big believer that you should purchase things conservatively, then add when you start to realize what your
The Covid Crisis rages around. We are all trying to sort through what we want of the old life, or what we don't. I'm doing the same. I am being inspired by an "exhuberant Buddhist" I am reading about in THE ABUNDANCE OF LESS by Any Couturier, who dropped out of traditional Japanese school