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

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