Tiny Tiny Task Lists

When I make wishlists, the thing I wish for most is more time.  More time to learn and develop new skills, more time to write, meditate, reflect, draw. More time to study languages and read. More time to make art and still attend to all the other responsibilities of life.  More time to sit in […]

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Use a Pseudonym

Anonymity & Pseudonym My choice to use a pseudonym for my return to making art was multi-fold. Using a pseudonym allowed me to publish creative work that I otherwise would feel nervous about having associated with my public persona.  I am involved in several other businesses, and I did not want my public business life […]

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Quarantine Special

Despite the fact we are already working from home, quarantine poses special challenges.  I’m an introvert, he’s an extrovert.  How do we make sure that we get the appropriate levels of social and mental stimulation while staying productive and creative? Besides the obvious -continue to shower, get dressed, brush your hair, put on makeup (if […]

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The Artist’s Persona

Persona and Personality The delicious potential of creating a new version of yourself- perfectly constructed and optimized to deal with the task at hand- this is the magic of persona development. A persona, in this context, is the public facing personality that you choose to develop along with your creative work. Yes, it is a […]

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The Ideal Studio: Working From Home

Working From Home This step can provide the single biggest gain in efficiency.  For years I had a studio outside of our home, because our home was tiny and my tools were big (industrial sewing machines.) Your creative medium and your personality will really affect the best choices for you with regards to this strategy. […]

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