Inspired Moments

Artists are always on the hunt for inspiration, sometimes it falls in your lap and sometimes you have to seek it out.

These are some of my inspired moments that I hope will inspire you as well.

Rest Easy

“When at rest, I’m not at ease.  To be at ease, I cannot rest.”  Bruce Springsteen I guess it’s the fate of all artists. It can be a great gift or a ball and chain, this drive to be in creative motion always. We hear endless suggestions and pleas to breathe, do yoga,...

The Urge To Create

I recently heard an artist say she has a “bursting cabinet of ideas” that, if not regularly opened and emptied into her art, she would go crazy.  Another artist described this same feeling as a ceaseless “urge to create”.  I know what this feels like, I feel it every...

40,000 Hours

Last night at dinner, one of the gentleman at the table who has a deep passion for music, said he read it takes 40,000 hours of practice to become truly proficient at any instrument. I have not added up the number of hours I've spent learning and...

Why We Do It

I have been searching for the reason I have this new found urge to create art, having never done it to this degree until recently.  I've read many artist statements in which artists have expressed the deep meaning behind their art, or the deep rooted...

Is “Different” Good or Bad or Both?

I find it so curious that I often get comments that my work is "different".  Sometimes this is delivered with a big smile, sometimes with an awkwardness, sometimes with a look that says "I don't quite understand this art but I feel like I have...

The Joy of Rediscovering

I know I have a lot of "stuff" in my studio.  I think having lots of choices is important.  It could be that one perfect thing in your wide array of things that makes your work cross over to great from good.  Plus, it prevents that frustration when you...