Make Mistakes

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something. So that’s my wish for you, and […]

The Artist As A Recluse

“It is a joy to be hidden… but disaster not to be found.” —D.W. Winnicott This is one question I keep asking myself every now and then : “How do I hide and still be found?” This is specifically about my art making process: I am constantly trying to work out how to balance showing […]

Walking Is The Best

‘If I’ve said it once, I’ll say it a million times: Walking for exercise is pretty much the best thing you can do for your body in the long term. I get up and go for a walk every day, now. It’s even better with my three dogs for company – it’s our special bonding […]

What Makes An “Artist” An Artist?

The sole thing that would prevent an artist from working is his own degree of determination. People who are not artists imagine that there are other things necessary – creativity would likely be the highest on the list, or imagination, perhaps. But this isn’t true. There are many professional artists who have very little creativity. […]

Freedom From Want

I don’t really celebrate ‘Thanksgiving’ (which falls on the fourth Thursday of November in the US) but it’s definitely a day that reminds me that it is a special occasion for “sharing what we have with those we love”. And, its kinda synonymous with food. Freedom from Want is a painting by American artist Norman […]