Monthly Archives: April 2011

Tales From The Crit (Art Critique, that is)

It’s the last couple weeks of classes, and Critique Season is upon us here in the world of art school. So far I’m cruising through this one relatively unscathed, but there is still Finals Week to contend with. So far, … Continue reading

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Instructions (from a guest blogger)

Find the patch of sun on something soft. Curl up and rest there. Stretch. Always remember it never hurts to ask for what you want. Play vigorously. Pretend that whatever you are doing is the most important thing ever. Practise … Continue reading

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On Not Seeing What’s Next

“writing a novel* is like driving in the dark. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.”                                                      –E.L. Doctorow (from Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott) *Insert “weaving a tapestry,” … Continue reading

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Grand Themes, Fleeting Moments

Yesterday’s post elicited a question about the nature of my blog, what it’s about, implying “how is a personal journal about art and art making?” It’s a good question, and I’ve been thinking about the relationship between those things. Malcolm Gladwell, in his … Continue reading

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I Don’t Have That Kind Of Time

Today is a grey Monday. Full of little irritations like papercuts. I feel rushed, like my mom sometimes says, “running around with one foot nailed to the floor.” I don’t have time, I say to myself, to others, to people … Continue reading

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It’s Not All About Me

This morning I woke up all fired up about an idea to share. I curled up with laptop, tea, and cat, and proceeded to write. In one unidentified movement on the keyboard I accidentally erased to whole of what I’d written, … Continue reading

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Procrastination and her sister Frustration

If you are like me, you too want to be creative and prolific, to share something amazing, thought-provoking, life-changing, world-shaking, something brilliant and wise and beautiful. Now, tell me. Is this too much to ask? A wise friend recently told me, “frustration … Continue reading

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