Fearlessness and Cowboy Wisdom

One of my favorite books for anyone in the creative arts is Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking by David Bayles and Ted Orland. I found the book in 2000 although it’s been around since about 1994. My copy is filled with notes, and post-its to mark pages, and underlines for passages I particularly wanted to remember, and goofy little … Continue reading Fearlessness and Cowboy Wisdom

This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

It’s taken longer than I expected to get back to work here – life intervened and work and a hot spell we didn’t expect that has sapped our energy and dried up the gardens and left us to sit in whatever cool spot we can find and read for the duration. I’ve lately been reading James Elkins’ What Painting Is, a book that uses the … Continue reading This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things