What allows someone to do something difficult? What is the primal, motivating force behind persevering through hardship? From something as simple as reading a difficult book, to creating art (or whatever you do) when it can cause angst and be downright stressful, why do you put yourself through it […]
Restricting individual freedom of expression does not realize for society a greater good. The opposite is true. It is respect for the individual that “unites all people”, that imbues us with a “deeper appreciation of our own intrinsic sacredness” […]
Is beauty, however you may define it, important to what you want to accomplish in your work? Are there other, more important, considerations that come before making something beautiful? […]
Almost all of my quilled pieces, including jewelry, resemble stain glass when placed in front of natural or artificial lighting. There is no evidence that the founders (or even current practitioners) of this art were aware of its illuminating properties. This lack of evidence could be due to the type of paper used in the creations […]
The thousands of paint strokes that came before this one, all the training and practice, hopefully guide my exuberance to fulfill my vision. The elements, which make up the structure of a work of art, like the structure that holds the sun’s power in check, support and allow for chaos to manifest into coherent expression […]
What does a woman dressed as a Muslim, an Indian bride, and a young woman in a bikini, have in common? Well, for one thing, they got me to thinking on this idea of expectations. I shall explain. I’ve recently come to see expectations as the inevitable causation of experience.