Anyone who rides the New York City subway on a regular basis has seen and experienced the most extraordinary and unusual things. The subway is host to every type of human who do all the things that humans are capable of doing. The seasoned passenger has experienced it all: things that are violent, touching, disgusting, hilarious, enraging….Read More
The real magic lies in figuring things out.
The magic can only unfold after we are honest about what it is we do know and what we do not know. The things that we do know are our tools. The things that we do not know can be reached and understood by using these tools. Trust your toolkit… it’s different than mine, and you’re the only one who really knows how to use it. Your toolkit is best used when you create a method of solving a problem. If you embrace the proactive mindset of solving a problem, you can make any medium an art form. Problems will intimidate us, but the artistic process flips the resistance we feel, turning it into productivity and progress. The key lies in making this problem solving your art….Read More
This post is meant to start a conversation with artists, creatives, and entrepreneurs about the importance of innovation and how to adapt your gifts to keep pace with quickly changing times. Most artists have pondered this difficult question: Am I doing enough for the world by creating art? This question is absolutely relative to our culture, era, and region, yet we mistake it for being objective. If we accept the question and attempt to answer it without pondering who is asking it and why it is being asked, we may become discouraged to do our creative work …Read More
Most people seek to improve themselves, learn new things, become better people. The way to do this is to change your behavior. Changing your behavior stems from ‘pushing yourself.’ Pushing yourself is a mentality. You can push yourself mentally or physically, but they both stem from your thinking. I did not write this to persuade you that you ‘should be doing more.’ In fact, there’s a decent chance that you ‘should be doing less.’ Realistically, you will need to do both at the same time - do fewer unimportant things…Read More