[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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Over years of making art, essays, and classes, I’ve learned that our mindset is the most powerful and influential tool we have as artists. It’s
I hope you’re staying well and sane and healthy. In our Studiomates book club this month, we’ve been reading Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay
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
I read a lot about creativity and artmaking from artists and books both past and present. But there are a few special people and books that
One of the biggest things holding artists back from creating their best work is the things they believe. There are so many commonly held beliefs
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,
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
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
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,