An explanation of why I don’t charge by using Patreon. And I only talk about my mom collecting my art for a paragraph.
I’ve cataloged many artists in my series Art AV Club and I wanted to spend some time reflecting on what that series has done for me.
I’ve been working on the Advent devotional for my father-in-law’s church for a long time. Some reflections on this 22 year project.
Paper might just be my first love and my longest relationship. On little scraps of paper and loving the weird things you love.
Fear of the blank page will lead to some interesting choices. I learned to leave myself a trail to follow to keep the fear at bay.
My week as an artist had a lot of twists and turns as I contemplated finished a project and how I should start a new one. Come along for the ride.
In this post I riff on doing the work that you know how to do right now and remind all of us to keep showing up even when we aren’t sure.
In this Art AV Club we look at the words and works of Louise Nevelson and how her work encourages me to look for the sculptural in what I do.
I discuss some insights from my art practice reading list. I also shamelessly plug some of my other series and explain how they tie in.
I reflect on an Amy Poehler quote and how DragonCon friends epitomise the quote for me and push me to be my best “make things” self.
My inner guide is a yellow-green firefly of unusual size. She reminds me of how I need to be. An essay on inner guides and their purpose.
Color bars and registration marks hold magical properties for me. I wax ever so slightly poetic about how I use them and enjoy them in this post.
Working from a place of artistic curiosity is better than working from the ‘shoulds.’ How the ‘shoulds’ snuck up on me recently.
Ten years in and I’m thinking about what has kept me making art. Some thoughts on my Guiding Principles process.
Examining my word of the year as a grounding practice, a creative energizer, and a prayer over the past few years reminds me of why I do it.