When I built my studio, one of the first things I did once the space was enclosed was to put everything on casters. Every tool, table, and workbench has its own set of wheels. I ordered so many from Amazon that it became a running joke.[Read more…] about A World On Wheels
I’ve been doing a lot of invisible creative work lately. The kind where progress can’t be seen.
The other day I spent a solid eight hours clicking buttons to transform paper illustrations into digital, then lousy digital into good digital, then the wrong kind of file into the right kind right before plinking them down into a virtual manuscript. At the end of the day everything looked exactly the same as when I started. Even the folders on my desktop, where all the work had seemingly occurred, hadn’t changed. The only signs of life were a half dozen mugs filled with varying levels of stagnant dregs.[Read more…] about Through The Mess
I’ve long believed in being intentional – supporting small businesses, buying from artists, eating local food. Putting my money where my values are. Sure, I buy from Amazon from time to time, when I need something only a big box can provide. But mostly I try to be thoughtful when I exchange money for goods, as I assume people do when they buy from me.
But, art supplies.[Read more…] about Creative People: Breanna Goudeau
If you’re feeling anything like me, this whole pandemic thing has been a pretty mixed bag. On the one hand, it’s obviously awful. Things are scary, you feel helpless, perhaps you’re ill or jobless, and it’s only getting worse.[Read more…] about Reimagining
Today’s Creative People interview features Milka Lolo, a Mexican artist living and working in Mexico City. Her work, inspired by Mesoamerican mythology, is nothing short of stunning. This past weekend her show Twilight Gods opened at Cactus Gallery in Los Angeles, CA. At the time of this writing, she has all but sold out – and when you see her paintings, you’ll appreciate why.[Read more…] about Creative People: Milka Lolo
I’ve been working on a project lately. A big one, and out of my comfort zone. You know the kind. It’s on paper instead of metal, words instead of shapes and textures. And when I get stuck in the middle of a project like this I use a technique I like to call The Creative Dump Truck.[Read more…] about The Creative Dump Truck