WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU HAVE A CREATIVE BLOCK

You’re not gonna like this answer, I guarantee it. And I might be wrong. But, speaking as a person who has been creating since I could hold stuff with my dainty digits, I think my opinion is worth considering. It has taken me many years to accept this fact, and even now, as I feel my creative juices drying up for the first time in weeks, I still resist this truth. But trust me, when you have a creative block, the best thing to do is nothing. Continue reading WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU HAVE A CREATIVE BLOCK

4 WAYS TO CREATE MEANINGFUL ART

I wouldn’t call myself a “successful” artist in the professional sense. My work rarely sells, I don’t practice regularly, and it’s not my sole vocation. However, I do believe I know my shit when it comes to creating meaningful art. I have been making art for my entire life, I attended an accredited art university, and have exhibited my work in galleries and competitions for years. I know how to make art that moves people, regardless of my credentials, or lack thereof. And that is what this article is about. Continue reading 4 WAYS TO CREATE MEANINGFUL ART

MIRACLES EMERGE FROM THE STILLNESS

I’m still meditating, folks. I’m in my third week now and it has not gotten any easier. If anything, it feels harder because the novelty has worn off. However, I wonder if there is something to this whole practice after all. Okay, the actual meditation part for me is utter torture. It’s kind of like … Continue reading MIRACLES EMERGE FROM THE STILLNESS

MAKING ART: WHY IT’S HARD AND WHY YOU SHOULD KEEP MAKING IT ANYWAY

No one is putting a gun to my head and telling me I have to go challenge myself in a yoga class. And no one is making me make art. I do these things because I am compelled to. My soul compels me. And I resist doing these things because they are both hard. But…so what? I believe this resistance within me is bringing to light a new idea about taking an elevated responsibility for myself and my life. And I’m becoming kind of stoked about the concept. Continue reading MAKING ART: WHY IT’S HARD AND WHY YOU SHOULD KEEP MAKING IT ANYWAY