essays Essays The Wisdom of Paint and Intuition art, embodiment, intuition, stories An attempt to paint “rest” became a lesson on listening to myself. Essays Not Everything Needs to be Fixed art Paintings tell a story. Do we dislike the story they’re telling? Or is it that we simply aren’t listening? How-To Why You Need a Therapist, and How to Find One mindfulness, parenting, self-care Every one of us grows up in an imperfect environment, developing coping mechanisms that we carry throughout our lives. We’re influenced by something invisible. Essays Painting Observations #50daysofartandessays, mindfulness, The 100 Day Project Two paintings in my studio made me think. Resilience isn’t the result of a negative experience; it’s a result of working through its aftermath. Essays On Re-Reading Books books Daily thought: re-reading a book is never the same experience; you are never the same person. Essays Self-Care Isn’t Selfish #50daysofartandessays, habits, mindfulness, parenting, self-care, The 100 Day Project, work-life balance Taking care of others requires taking care of yourself. The people around you feed off your energy; managing your own stress is beneficial for them too. Poetry Color Blind (A Poem About Privilege) social justice I read about George Floyd and couldn’t sleep. The brazenness of it. What it means to say “Black Lives Matter.” I wrote a poem to the White church in America. Tech I Switched From Evernote to Bear, Then Back Every Bear vs. Evernote article I’d seen preferred Bear. After using it myself, I disagree. Here’s a different perspective on a great app that’s not for me. Essays Mindsets Make Reality #50daysofartandessays, The 100 Day Project Your mindset determines your reality. If you think “everything always goes wrong” it probably will. If you think, “today is going to be great” it probably will. Essays Mind Your Substitutes Meaningful work requires momentum, and we often make empty substitutions. What feels productive might be procrastination. 1 2 3 Next » Please leave this field empty subscribe for art + essay updates You’ll get an email every Friday if new art or essays have been uploaded. Full Name * Email Address * Thanks for signing up! Check your inbox or spam folder to confirm your subscription.