[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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The Artist’s Journey

We all drew as children, uninhibited and imaginative. We absorbed all the artistic influences around us, from TV to movies to books. At some point,

Where Did My Creative Mojo Go?

Yesterday I was listening to a podcast (Dolly Parton’s America, if you’re interested) and the host kept mentioning falling down rabbit holes, which got me

Making Art for Your Mood. Christine Nishiyama, Might Could Studios.

Making Art for Your Mood

Over the years, through experiences both in art and in daily life, I’ve slowly developed my artistic philosophy, focused primarily on the mental side of

My Art Taught Me... Christine Nishiyama, Might Could Studios.

My Art Taught Me…

Right now I’m sitting in my favorite coffee shop on my first solo trip out of the house since giving birth, writing my first post-baby

How to Kick Inktober's Booty This Year! Christine Nishiyama, Might Could Studios.

How to Kick Inktober’s Booty This Year!

Have y’all heard of Inktober? It’s a drawing challenge originally started by illustrator, Jake Parker in 2009. Every October, artists around the world aim to create an ink drawing daily for 31 days, sharing