Shoulders Back, Chin up

We all do things differently. There’s no one way to get to the finish line. There is suggestions on how to make the journey more enjoyable. There’s choices that could make it feel like you’re starting over but you’ll never start from the same place twice. You may even get to a point in lifeContinue reading “Shoulders Back, Chin up”

For the Conscious Writer

A Collection of Thoughts for Writers on a Journey This will be a collection of lessons I’ve learned on the way. They were initially written for my past self but I need to hear them now too. The point of these writings are for encouragement and guidance to those who write for the purpose ofContinue reading “For the Conscious Writer”

Have a Go To Beverage

For the Conscious Writer Rituals, anthropologists will tell us, are about transformation. The rituals we use for marriage, baptism or inaugurating a president are as elaborate as they are because we associate the ritual with a major life passage, the crossing of a critical threshold, or in other words, with transformation. Abraham Verghese As aContinue reading “Have a Go To Beverage”

On Art and its Purpose

On Art and its Purpose Photo by gustavo centurion on Unsplash I used to be offended when people misunderstood my work, then I came to realize that the evolution of thought is what art is all about. Not that it’s about being misunderstood but it’s about setting the idea free and allowing it to be whatever it becomes. It’s notContinue reading “On Art and its Purpose”

The Whole Artist

Can’t be seen in one piece of art Photo by Martino Pietropoli on Unsplash When you look at an artist’s work, you can’t look at one piece and know the whole artist. One piece of work is just a bleep on the radar. Especially in today’s world. You can’t just look at one post, or one blog, orContinue reading “The Whole Artist”

How to Perceive the Muse

“Inspiration is the windfall from hard work and focus. Muses are too unreliable to keep on the payroll.”― Helen Hanson Ideas are such an interesting thing. They can hit us like a load of bricks. They can grow on us. They can evolve into something completely different. Where do they come from? How do we loseContinue reading “How to Perceive the Muse”

Here’s Your Freedom

“The man who has no imagination has no wings.” ―Muhammad Ali Freedom is can be a complex topic. I mean, does absolute freedom really exist? If it did, it could only be freedom for one person because it’s impossible for a man to be completely free without infringing upon another mans freedoms. Unless of courseContinue reading “Here’s Your Freedom”

Art or Die

Creating art keeps me from suffering an internal death. If I was to stop creating, for me that would be a spiritual suicide. So when I say die, as in “Art or die,” it’s a metaphorical death. When I don’t write, I get all groggy and lack interest in being alive alive. My brain starts toContinue reading “Art or Die”

“Art In My World”

Art is an exchange of ideas. Something I love about art is that its message can evolve and grow as the art is passed down from the creator. When I first began to write, I used to be offended when people misunderstood my work. Then, I came to realize that the evolution of thought isContinue reading ““Art In My World””

Trust Your Art

As artists, it’s important to value the process but it’s trusting in your art that helps deliver it to world. When I find myself doubting my art, it’s brings me down. I get writers block. I can get overly frustrated while I’m creating so I can’t get it finished. And that’s when creating isn’t funContinue reading “Trust Your Art”