Articles that Spark Creativity

03.09.2017

  I’ve been using Flipboard to save some of my favorite articles on creativity, arts, inspiration, etc. all together in one place. You can follow along and read flip through the articles here: View my Flipboard ...

Spare Tire Savior

02.22.2015

2/22/15 This post is going to be a brief one. It isn’t because I’m lacking in things to write about, I’m just in a period of introversion at the moment. Having a vehicle plow into the back of you while stopped at a light has a way of shaking up the thoughts in one’s head. Whiplash of the psyche. It was a reminder that life is a mixture of the mundane and the unexpected. ...

So many wretched, glorious, haphazard experiences and encounters.

02.06.2015

2/6/15 I read the article, To Paint Is to Love Again: Henry Miller on Art, How Hobbies Enrich Us, and Why Good Friends Are Essential for Creative Work, and boy did it strum the chords of my heart and inspire me! The article’s author included several long excerpts that left me wanting more, so I tried to track down a copy of the book. The cheapest option to buy was around the $800 ...

Nacogdoches Pt. 2

01.26.2015

1/26/15 What a whirlwind it was in Nacogdoches! Though it all happened so quickly, Thursday evening’s opening of Beyond the Academy was certainly a good one. It’s exciting and humbling to see my paintings hanging alongside such great pieces of art. Andrew’s great big smile drew people in and generated so many questions. I always enjoy talking to people about my art, and I had a ...

It’s a good life, enjoy it.

01.21.2015

1/21/15 Sunday was an absolutely beautiful day, followed by an equally stunning Monday. I spent Sunday building panels for new paintings. All three panels already have faces waiting to be painted. The smallest is for Thibodeaux and Boudreaux, two feisty little dachshunds. The medium is for Reg and Dito, both whom I met at my November art show. Dito by far wins the award for best ...

Through Those Nacogdoches Pines

01.17.2015

1/17/15 This morning I drove to Nacogdoches, TX to deliver Andrew and Ruben to the Ledbetter Gallery at The Cole Art Center. They were both chosen to be part of the, Beyond the Academy: Contemporary Outsider & Expressionist Art exhibit, where they'll stay until the end of March. It was just under a four hour drive each way. I didn't mind though, as it’s a beautiful route. The ...

Garden of Earthly Vet Bills

01.13.2015

1/13/15 Last night I started reading, 33 Artists in 3 Acts, by Sarah Thornton. I’m not too far in yet, but it’s certainly intriguing from the get go. Maybe it was the book, or maybe other things were brewing inside my head, but my dreams last night were quite something. It was like a scene from Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights, only filled with familiar faces. ...

Insomnia

01.11.2015

1/11/15 I couldn't sleep last night. Tossing. Turning. Reading. Writing. Drawing. Counting sheep... Here’s what 4:44am looked like: Somewhere around 5:30 I decided to finish reading Kafka on the Shore. It was well past 7 when I finally drifted to sleep - after I'd stood at my front window watching the sun rise over neighboring rooftops, trying to decide if I should just stay up ...

Under the pressure…

01.09.2015

1/9/15 …sinus pressure, that is. I’ve missed the past three days of work and have been asleep most of that time. If it weren’t for being awakened by the occasional face licks from both my dog and cat, I’d probably have slept three days straight. I’ve been taking advantage of the downtime though and catching up on some great documentaries on Netflix: Gerhard Richter ...

Kafka on the Shore

01.07.2015

1/7/15 I’ve been feeling restless lately. It’s a good restlessness though – like I’m ready to launch wherever the Universe decides to send me. I read this article; You Can Have an Easy Life or an Awesome One. Choose Wisely, and naturally that only fueled my fidgety flames. Who knows what the year will bring me. It feels good though. Feels like I’m on the right path and ...

Jumping in with both feet.

01.03.2015

1/3/15 It was while devouring a basket of chips and salsa with my dear friend Carla that the idea of this blog was first thrown onto the table. Carla and her husband created a wonderful film, A Swingin' Trio, and had seen great success with the start of their own blog, so her pitch was strong and persuasive. Thus, the seed was planted. Between that lunch and this very moment, I ...