Studio Update: Making Peace With Failure

I recently came across the title of a book, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype, by Clarissa Pinkola Estés. I was intrigued by the title, but after reading the intro and first chapter, as well as a few goodreads reviews, I decided it probably wasn’t for me. It seemed a little fanciful and hippy. Also, it relied on romanticism of … Continue reading Studio Update: Making Peace With Failure

How to Be an Artist: 10 Tips

(Adapted from How to Be a Writer: 10 tips from Rebecca Solnit) I’m numb to most advice I see online these days. There’s just so much of it! But every once in a while a wise someone speaks up. I love Rebecca Solnit. I love her writing and her unique perspective as an essayist, cultivated through years of quiet introspection and deeply insightful observation about the world. So, … Continue reading How to Be an Artist: 10 Tips

Social Networking for Artists: Looking for Something Beyond Facebook

I used to write letters to friends. After summer camp or when one of them moved away, we would correspond. It was always so exciting as a kid to open your mailbox and find a letter festooned with stickers addressed to me. Later, I wrote long letters to my high school boyfriend (and yes, he wrote long letters back- we were both literary geeks). And … Continue reading Social Networking for Artists: Looking for Something Beyond Facebook