Essays

I’ve written over 100 essays on living, working, and making as an artist. These essays are like a personal journal that allows me to reflect on the ongoing process of discovering and developing myself as an artist. Some common themes are overcoming creative obstacles, developing a personal style, and pondering what it means to live as an artist.

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Christine Nishiyama, Might Could Studios

You Need to Make More Mistakes

There is no perfect art Making art is always a push and pull of what’s in our heads and what we actually create. What we expected to

Why I Draw. Christine Nishiyama, Might Could Studios.

Why I Draw

I write about drawing a lot. I write about how to draw, how to draw more, and how to draw in your own way. But

You CAN Draw. Christine Nishiyama, Might Could Studios.

You CAN Draw

Literally 300 times a day, I have a conversation like this: Person: So what do you do? Me: I’m an illustrator. Person: Oh my goodness! How wonderful! I

Might Could Studios, Christine Nishiyama

Share the Process

I recently watched a talk by Austin Kleon from the first Creative Mornings event in Austin, Texas a few years ago. At the time, Austin was working on his new