Finding my Voice

It makes me happy to display the work I’ve done as a way of declaring it finished. I’ve always felt that art is never truly done until it has been given over to an audience.

4 Ways to Power Up Creativity

You know that popular definition of insanity, right? “Doing the same things and expecting a different result.” Your creativity needs difference and variety of experience in order to be able to make new connections and generate original ideas.

Boldness feels great

Choosing boldness to assert a piece of my identity as a creator as it relates to the work that I create made the work itself stronger.

Making time for time

I think it may be becoming a disease of our culture that we have so many things to think about at once that we spend much of our time thinking about nothing at all.

3 Practical Ways to Improve Your Craft

One of the universal questions along the journey of following your passion is, “How do I get better?”
Many of the answers are often wonderful and correct, but vague and confusingly actionable. Here are some less murky things you can start doing today to improve your craft:

Rothko Retrospective at MFAH

I had never expected that I would get to see so much of Rothko’s work in one place in my life. I didn’t think it was possible to have an art experience so intimate and important and comprehensive. These paintings mean so much to me, and as I moved from canvas to canvas, room to room, the real wonder of Mark Rothko’s work became ever more clear.

How to live with an artist

Many artists and creative people share the same traits – intensely passionate, selfish, chaotic and disorganized, moody and emotional – and I’m learning that I’m not as different from that as I might have thought. In some other ways even, I’m finding that I desire a little more of that creative craziness than what I allow myself.

Creative Routines

Are you more like Voltaire or Kafka? Ben Franklin or Pablo Picasso?