If you want to get better at cooking, you cook. If you want to get better at writing, you write. If you want to get better at drawing than you draw. You won’t always produce the result that you wanted, but your inevitable mistakes will give yourself space and an opportunity to create...Over, and over, … Continue reading Always Be On Some Shit
I haven’t really “sketched” in a long time. In fact, I haven’t really been painting or drawing at all recently. Anything that I have done has felt forced and frustrating. You see, I hold an expectation for myself that I have to be consistent. I have to show the world that I’m constantly practicing and … Continue reading Consistency isn’t Discipline and Sketching isn’t Consistent
I have nothing to say. I have nothing to teach. Only things to figure out. I often find myself teetering the edge of growth and progression. Always a little bit scared of moving forward because, “If I get anymore legitimate about this, people will expect me to have something to show for it.” This kind … Continue reading I Have Nothing to Say
The most important thing that you can do is take a little bit of action. Every day. Not too much…You don’t have to constantly be achieving. But there’s a big difference between action and inaction. There’s a big difference between me hitting the snooze button in the morning and me waking up slow and reading … Continue reading Realize Moderation
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I often think that I have a problem when I feel…well…not fulfilled. Like I’m not accomplishing anything or that I’m empty. It’s a weird thing about being human because we often pat ourselves on the back for having ambition, but where does the line get drawn for having too much ambition? When do we finally … Continue reading Fulfillment and the Depth of the “Bad” Things We Feel.
An artist, not unlike any other profession, MUST learn how to walk away when necessary. Artists have to be consistent. They have to build their skills, share their work, and grow constantly. When talking about growth, we're often taught to practice a lot and to practice often. Making a daily habit and doing the same … Continue reading Discipline or Emotion? An Artist’s Battle
Life is always going to suck at least a little bit in one or two areas. What’s important is that you get your shit straight in all the areas that are important to you.
Do you remember this loading bar on the top of our internet browsers? Admittedly, for a lot of us, slow internet speeds are something we haven't had to think of in years (acknowledge the privilege of the world that we live in). But I can remember times in my not so distant past, sitting at … Continue reading Moving the Needle
Yesterday I wrote about slowing down and enjoying the moment. But I also mentioned in passing a step to slowing down that I think deserves it's own reflection: "Take note of what you've already accomplished." Life moves fast and it's so easy to notice all of the things that we could potentially achieve with our … Continue reading Take Note of What You’ve Accomplished