Essays

Over the years, I’ve written 100+ essays on creativity and art making. These essays are where I explore my own struggles with working and living as an artist to further discover and develop myself and my art. 

I enjoy breaking down the thought processes behind making art, philosophizing about how and why artists think and create, and making connections between it life and art.

Each essay is like an art class, therapy session, and philosophy class all wrapped up in one.

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Making Art the Wabi-Sabi Way. Christine Nishiyama, Might Could Studios

Making Art the Wabi-Sabi Way

  Last week I came across the concept of Wabi-Sabi, and was immediately enthralled with the philosophy. It’s strikingly similar to many of the thoughts and

Making Your Unknown Known, Christine Nishiyama, Might Could Studios

Making Your Unknown Known

If you boil it down, there are two phases in the process of making art: Times when you know where you’re going. And times when you don’t know where

Drawing for Grumps. Christine Nishiyama, Might Could Studios

Drawing for Grumps

A trick to get yourself out of a foggy funk and back in a creative state of mind!   How are you guys feeling today?

You Need to Be Drawing Consistently, Christine Nishiyama, Might Could Studios

You Need to Be Drawing Consistently

Have you guys heard of Inktober? It’s a drawing challenge developed by fellow illustrator, Jake Parker in 2009. Every October, artists and art-enthusiasts around the world create an ink