If I’ve kept accurate account, I’ve read 23 books in 2018, 7 of which were non-fiction. Here’s what I liked the most: Fiction Best: The Speaker for the Dead – Orson Scott Card The Hungry Tide – Amitav Ghosh Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger (re-read) The Italian Teacher… Continue reading Book Recommendations from what I read in 2018
Why do some conversations and ideas stick with us for years and years? Topics which didn’t even seem all that important or earth-shaking at the time and, from my experience, still aren’t all that important or earth-shaking. It makes sense to me that a particularly emotional event would stay with me over the years. And… Continue reading Head interference – Too much input
Yesterday I went to bed marveling over how much I had gotten done. Then it hit me: the reason I was able to get so much done was because I did my Most Important Work first, which in this case was drawing practice. It dawned on me that the days that I get the most… Continue reading Your Most Important Work and why you should do it first
This week I went out knocking on doors with a friend of mine to encourage people to get to the polls. We were sent to the outer edges of the county, where the roads are skinny and people drive too fast and there’s really nowhere to park in order to walk door to door. It… Continue reading Can a Kitchen Artist Affect Change?
I had an enlightening experience while taking an online art course: I learned how useful a rubric can be, but more importantly, I learned how other people could be seeing different things from what I see. The assignment was simple: create an image of some sort (in any medium) and share it with the class.… Continue reading Describe What You See
Lately I have been doing a bit of self-analysis. I’m trying to identify the habits that are keeping me from moving forward. Since work is really slow these days, I’ve had time to mess around. And mess around is what I’m doing. In the most positive light, I call it learning, exploring. And it is… Continue reading “I Could Do That”
This blog has changed from sharing mostly my visual projects and occasionally my writing to now sharing mostly writing and thoughts and the occasional visual project. The two really can’t be separated even though in my head I’ve been keeping them separate for a long time. Fears about starting a “new” blog: it’s not polished… Continue reading Stop Being So Serious
I am inspired by song lyrics sometimes, and I’ve thought about trying my hand at songwriting. (I once took a songwriting MOOC.) But when I sit down to write something meaningful, I often write a lot of mundane blah blah blah —the stuff my journals are filled with. (I recently had the revelation, when I… Continue reading Haiku spree