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Creating Art Goals for 2017

The new year is an arbitrary but culturally driven opportunity to reflect on what makes you happy and what you hope to change in your life. Let’s take this opportunity to focus on our art in 2017. This coming year consider, a la Danielle LaPorte, how do you want...

Dreaming Big and Falling Short

There’s a problem that comes with aiming HIGH and dreaming BIG. Sometimes you don’t make it. I know the rejection you can feel when you apply to 10 MFA programs, like the woman in Episode 204 of Season Two of Big Magic, who was refused from all of them. When I...

How to Create a Body of Art

It’s been a LONG time since I created a body of art. University was a gift in that way: I had the expectation to create a body of art. I had studio space. I had community, peers aiming towards the same end goal: exhibition. I thought it would be easy to continue on...

Not So New Year’s Resolution

How’s that New Year’s goal setting and resolution working for you? I can hear the groans and see the eyerolls right now as I type this. Yes, I’m talking to you. For some, the art goals are specific: sell x number of paintings, create 12 artworks that investigate a...