Listen While You Work – Music Playlist

I can’t imagine working without music playing in the background. Music so deeply inspires and enhances my life experience. Songs fill me with a myriad of emotions, speaking both broadly and specifically, to the human experience and directly to me. Here are a few songs that have influenced some of the works I’ve created.   […]

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Carpe Inspiratio: Get Inspired

Take a look around and grab inspiration everywhere we turn. If we’re willing to observe, our muse can come from even the most unlikely of places. I think influences can sometimes even be unconscious, so sometimes it might be difficult to lay a finger on just what gets us motivated to create. Here are some […]

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So you want to do an art show?

The birds are atwitter, the air is hot, and everything’s green, so you know we’re knee deep in art walk season. Killer displays, marketing materials, foot traffic, vendor fees, tax forms… getting ready for your first or hundredth art show can be stressful, so here are some tips and tricks to help you get ready […]

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Treat Yo’ Self: An Artist’s Guide to Self-Care

We’re living in the era of self-care. Some might call it selfish, but taking time for yourself is more important than most people realize. I think of self-care in video game terms. If my character is close to death, I make it a priority to replenish health before continuing a quest. While it’s possible to […]

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Can’t We Just All Just Be Professional?!

Artists are stereotypically free spirits.  And free-spiritedness is in total opposition with professionalism.  Free spirits have their own clocks, their own special way of doing things, their own distinct appearance.  Free spirits are what drives the beauty of the creative arena. But too much of a good thing is unbalanced.  I love art as a […]

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Positively Deal With Failure

Blood, sweat, tears.  Creative careers are the most difficult in the world.  As artists, we put all of ourselves into our work. We’re constantly thinking about work, we’re putting in overtime, we’re mulling over the details, we’re reworking compositions.   We build from scratch, we inspire, we make something out of nothing, we make ugly […]

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