[Might Could 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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Might Could Essays

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How to Copy Like An Artist. Christine Nishiyama, Might Could Studios.

How to Copy Like an Artist

Many new artists think copying is shameful or unethical, but there’s nothing wrong with copying, as long as you follow some best practices. And in

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,

Why I Keep Making Art. Christine Nishiyama, Might Could Studios.

Why I Keep Making Art

In a previous essay, The Pressure of Greatness, I wrote about an interview with the photographer, Keith Yamashita. He believes he’s spent his time well as

The Pursuit of Dreams. Christine Nishiyama, Might Could Studios.

The Pursuit of Dreams

Learning to make our art is a process of learning many different things. As growing artists, we have to strengthen our technique, grasp the artistic

The Pressure of Greatness. Christine Nishiyama, Might Could Studios.

The Pressure of Greatness

My general process with these essays is that I write the essay on Monday morning, then edit, format and send it out Tuesday morning. Recently,