Crafting an Artful Life: Imaginative Musings on Creativity

Not Even Rembrandt Was Perfect
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Not Even Rembrandt Was Perfect

In 2017 we lucked into an old masters drawing exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery on our trip to London. After seeing the incredible exhibit of Raphael’s drawings at the Ashmolean in Oxford, I was a little giddy at what else I might see. As my eyes adjusted to the dark blue walls and dim…

State of Disgrace

State of Disgrace

With tickets a whopping $600 and impossible to get, we tuned in live, as all eyes focused on Georgia. Would she rise to the occasion? Before the medals were won, before the bomb exploded, before Richard Jewell’s life became a media-induced shambles, before his lawyer Lyn Wood made a name (and millions) for himself and…

Happy Soul-stice
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Happy Soul-stice

Let Yourself Bloom It is my most favorite time of year when the mornings are dewy, the days are long, and twilight gently eases into a breezy, star-filled night. I ought to be out there with the lightning bugs, the cicadas, and the fledgling barred owls…but the heat index has been 100+ºF even in the…

My Tools Have a Life of Their Own – The Magic of Upgrading
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My Tools Have a Life of Their Own – The Magic of Upgrading

In the past 2+ years of online pivoting, I’ve had the privilege of seeing inside more studios than ever, even more than when I was traveling and teaching somewhere new every month. It’s been hugely inspiring, but admittedly, at first, I found it a bit depressing when I’d turn off Zoom and look back at…