As I walk up the art museum's steps, a part of me wants to call my trip wild. Traveling over 5,000 miles just for one piece of art? But after seeing pictures of it online, I knew I had to see it in person. Rain falls on me, so I keep my head down as … Continue reading Amore per sempre
Dear writers who are afraid of the first draft, It's all right. As cliché as it might sound, we've all been there with a blank page hovering in front of us. Uneven plot lines. Characters with blue eyes one page and brown eyes twenty pages later. Ideas swarm around in our heads, but none make … Continue reading To writers who fear the first draft
“My hope is that you'll come to see art as something made by human beings and that you, being human, can make, too. Thankfully, art isn't like the other disciplines. There is no set of knowledge of list of techniques that one can master to become an artist. It's a state of mind, and it's … Continue reading Book review – You Are an Artist: Assignments to Spark Creation
Sometimes the world may be against you. Everything may seem to fall apart as if you can’t get anything done. But even writing down three words is progress toward a goal. Three more strokes of a painting. Three more pages of a book. A little bit a day can go a long way.
Every writer ends up searching the internet for some kind of inspiration at some point. We end up at places like Pinterest, scrolling through quote after quote. After a while, those quotes help. Here's some encouraging quotes I've found lately: "A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit." — Richard Bach "If you don't … Continue reading Inspiring quotes
Many creative people are afraid to release their work. Which seems strange at the same time. We create this being—a book or an album or a painting or so—for the world to see. We design something new all together, knowing someone will see it one day. But that's the exact concept we're afraid of. This … Continue reading The truth about artists’ fear