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6 Questions Artists Should Regularly Ask Themselves

While I was living overseas working with a non-profit org, it was regular practice to take a step back and reassess our situation to make sure we were staying on track with our values.  It was an effective way to

Posted in And the Distance Dissolves Into the Love, Austin Kleon, Creative Practice, Exhibits, Forming A Collection, Gallery Shows, Inside My World, Inspiration, Self Awareness, Solo Show 2017, The Jealous Curator

Over-Spiritualizing Making Art

I get defensive when artists over-spiritualize art-making. It has a bit of a foul smell of desperately justifying what we do.

Posted in Artist's Talk, Autism, Creative Practice, Inside My World, Makoto Fujimura, Mother-Artist, Motherhood, Self Awareness, Utilitarian Pragmatism

Lillias Trotter, Regret, and a Sketchbook

This is my biggest regret over the last ten years – that I didn’t “see” China and the Hui people through the lens of art that has been given to me.

Posted in Acceptance, Beauty out of Pain, China, Creative Practice, Inside My World, Inspiration, Jesus, Self Awareness, Sketchbook