March 19, 2010
One of the things I like about living in a more urban area again is the amount of visual stimulation you get just from taking a stroll through the neighborhood. I'm fortunate to live somewhere with a high concentration of artistic people. I especially enjoy walking through the alleys that dot the neighborhood, particularly in Venice. […]
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statement

March 19, 2010
I am being asked to write an artist statement. The words "artist statement" make me feel like I am back in English class again, being forced to write a paper on some grandiose piece of literature and extrapolate on its various themes. Aah! I couldn't stand English class. I guess I never liked writing that […]
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completion

March 17, 2010
One of the trickiest things about making a new piece of art can be knowing when it's finished. And there are usually two voices weighing in on when this point has arrived. One is my logical, thinking brain, the other is my subconscious mind. It is nice to operate with both, but I have found […]
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March 15, 2010
I've been enjoying taking pictures with the iphone when I go out for walks lately. I'm surprised with the decent quality, given they're taken on a phone. Plus, it's much easier to walk around with a small cell phone than carrying a big camera. This shot was taken under the Santa Monica pier. I had […]
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face to face

March 14, 2010
So today I had a meeting with 7 other artists at a local coffee shop. We are planning the details of a group show that will commence there in a few weeks. The guy heading it up works at the coffee house and was recently handed the job of curator for these events. Although the […]
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one painting at a time

March 13, 2010
I originally picked this title for my blog because it is illustrative of not only the creative process, but so much of life. As much as we try to plan out the future or get stuck dwelling in the past, we are only available to the very present moment. And this is where life must […]
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quote

March 13, 2010
"To kill your dreams because they are irresponsible is to be irresponsible to yourself. Credibility lies with you and God - not with a vote of your friends and acquaintances. The creator made us creative. Our creativity is our gift from God. Our use of it is our gift to God. Accepting this bargain is the beginning […]
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