How I’m Hitting Pause to Just BE and What I’m Learning in the Process

How I’m Hitting Pause to Just BE and What I’m Learning in the Process

On days like today, during weeks like this week, I can't focus. I can't focus on the tasks at hand, I can't focus on other people, I can't focus on chasing my dreams. I'm so stuck in my head, and the negative spiral of thoughts threatening to tear me asunder are coming so fast there [...]

Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers

"Creating is not necessarily about seeking answers, so much as it is about asking many questions until you find an answer you had not yet come to understand." Am I cool enough to quote myself yet? I doubt it, but I'm doing it. I wrote the above in a recent post about creating begetting more [...]

On Collecting Your Input

On Collecting Your Input

Inspiration is everywhere. It's in obvious places like art museums, galleries, books, music, and well-curated events. And it's in less obvious places, that differ vastly based on the individual. For me, it's in the natural patterns of our Mother Earth - cloud formations, uncommon foliage, minerals, the arrangement of light, animals - it's in the [...]

Something Deeper

Something Deeper

"It needs to be about something deeper," he told me. It was my third to last studio visit before our final senior thesis show, and I was lagging behind. Had I sheltered myself so much that I really had nothing to talk about via my work? Did I care about nothing more than color and [...]