One of my favorite writers is Seth Godin. I’ve been reading his books and blog for years because his advice for creatives is paradigm-changing. But life was throwing me some challenges. I wished I could ask
One of the first questions I ask aspiring artists is, “What is it that you want?” Invariably the answer has to do with wealth and fame. Heroes named include Damian Hirst and Andy Warhol. And then I sigh,
Procrastination is a word I often hear artists use. But procrastination can be about more than just postponing tasks and projects. It sometimes becomes a reason to turn on yourself, and bring all of your doubts to
Artists live in the realm of magic. But we also live in the real world, often at the fringes of culture. It’s difficult to navigate both worlds and our unique situation gives rise to challenging questions.
I believe that the best artists are Artist Warriors. But instead of taking up arms, we take up brushes and cameras and clay. Artists are warriors of the spirit. Like any warrior, artists must be tested,
Most artists live extraordinary lives. “Extraordinary” in the sense that they’re outside the norm, the ‘ordinary’ of what other people do. In fact, many artists feel called to live their Truth no matter what the cost.
Do you have a mentor? An Elder Artist who encourages you and shares words of wisdom? I do. My friend Jaune Quick-to-See Smith is a Native American artist whose powerful paintings have been awarded and featured