Dealing with Fallow Periods as an Artist (and Some New Drawings, Too)

Lately, I’m in a bit of a rut, artistically speaking. I do not have as much time to work every day. And I am bored with the results when I do sit down to work. I find myself wishing there were more colors in the spectrum, more textures and marks in nature to discover, because it seems my mind has worn out all of them. … Continue reading Dealing with Fallow Periods as an Artist (and Some New Drawings, Too)

What I’m Reading: Intersections of Art and Loneliness in The Lonely City

Artists may¬†experience loneliness more than anyone else. Making art is an inherently lonely endeavor. To succeed, you must spend hours alone in a studio, with just your own thoughts and frustrations. I’m well-acquainted with loneliness. Since childhood, I have never felt I fit in anywhere. I always seem to find myself among people unlike me, growing up in an affluent, conservative suburb, living abroad for … Continue reading What I’m Reading: Intersections of Art and Loneliness in The Lonely City

Brussels and the Magritte Museum

God bless the USO, without which we would not have cheap bus tours to world capitals from our neck of the woods. We went to Brussels over the weekend with one such tour group, an experience in itself. Normally, I love to show up in a foreign city, hit the ground with my own two feet, exploring and seeing only the things I want to … Continue reading Brussels and the Magritte Museum