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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I realized recently how eerily similar my pregnancy and book making journey have been. I found out I was pregnant on February 6, and on
There’s an assignment in my course, Sketchbook to Style Boot Camp, that sometimes trips people up. Students often get stuck on this assignment for days
I’ve been working a lot lately. It’s been pretty intense the last few months with my upcoming book series with Scholastic. And it’s made me
I was a pretty shy and quiet kid. My older sister was talkative and outspoken, and I was happy to let her take the lead
Yesterday I was listening to music in the car, and the song Working Day, written by author Nick Hornby and composed by Ben Folds, started
Last week I read an article in The New York Times Magazine by Dan Brooks titled “The Pleasure of Watching Others Confront Their Own Incompetence”.
Artists are primarily thought of as makers. And yes, of course we make stuff. But we are also thinkers and feelers. We think. And we
I’ve received countless emails from people asking variations of the same thing: I’m just now learning to draw now at ___ age, and now I
Everyone learning something new is initially going to be bad at it. We all know that’s a fact, right? And yet, we often don’t remember