The air is heavy and damp. Cold for June, they say, but I’ve felt colder. I haven’t written in a while. To many things to do and too little to say. I’m changing directions. Less big physical work. More Neil Young.[Read more…] about More Neil Young
After a recent string of stressful situations, I’ve found my creative work shifting. There are lots of reasons for this – supply chain issues, markets that have collapsed and aren’t fully rebounding, and recent health challenges, to name a few. I can’t change the larger forces, but I can – and need – to shift how and where I spend my time and earn my living.[Read more…] about Write Yourself A Resignation Letter
Today’s Creative People interview is with Malaika of Place Value Pottery. She is a ceramic artist living, working, and raising a family in St. Louis. Her background is in anthropology and art history, and her passion for both is reflected in her creative work.
Her connection to place, which has been hugely influential in her pottery, was upended by the pandemic. When I reached out to her, she was adjusting to working in her apartment basement during a shelter in place. She speaks about how her creative world, family, and sense of community has shifted, and reminds us why friends are crucial – and pants are not.[Read more…] about Creative People: Malaika
Karin McKenna is an all around amazing artist and person. Her stunning commercial and editorial photography tells the stories of the individuals and communities around her. Her projects often focus on food-related businesses and social justice issues, two of her passions.[Read more…] about Creative People: Karin McKenna