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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Artistic Intelligence: Where's My Mindset? Christine Nishiyama, Might Could Studios.

Where’s My Mindset?

Note: This is an ongoing series exploring my working theory of Artistic Intelligence. You can read the first essay in this series here. My current

The 15 Creative Mindsets. Christine Nishiyama, Might Could Studios.

The 15 Creative Mindsets

Note: This is an ongoing series exploring my working-theory of Artistic Intelligence. You can read the first essays in this series here and here. My

Which Creative Mode Are You In? Christine Nishiyama, Might Could Studios.

Which Creative Mode Are You In?

The other day I read an interview where a musician was asked the question “do you make music to process or to search?” The musician,