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.

New essays are sent out through my Substack, I Might Could Do That, which has over 15,000 readers. Subscribe to access all my essays or you can read some favorite essays below.

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How to Not Be Perfectionist. Christine Nishiyama, Might Could Studios

How to Not Be Perfectionist

Every day there is some instance where I get paralyzed by wanting everything to be perfect. For example, I’m a certified foodie perfectionist. If I’m

Art as a Verb, Christine Nishiyama

Art as a Verb

Let’s talk about the word “art”. You probably think it’s noun, right? Google defines art as: noun. // The expression or application of human creative

Rethinking Success as an Artist. Christine Nishiyama, Might Could Studios

Rethinking Success as an Artist

There are many different ways to define success in a creative career, and they’re often not as straightforward as a typical career. Here are a

3 Simple Changes to Make More Art. Christine Nishiyama, Might Could Studios.

The Path to Becoming an Artist

Most people who aim to become artists begin their journey by studying technique. They research and practice drawing techniques like shading, perspective, and anatomy from books, video