Christmas Collection #9: Favorite Inspirational Article! “To Artists”

(Originally posted July 22nd, 2015)


Hey artists, I want to talk to you. I think there’s something you need to hear. Perhaps it’s the first time someone’s told you these words–but I hope not. And even if they have, you deserve to hear them again.

You’re okay.

You’re important. Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: Cog Work

The man’s metal arm moved in twitches. Picking up the pen and placing it on the paper’s surface. Rather than a smooth drag, it was a jerky motion, but each line came out well enough.

A different man, wearing goggles and a smock with more of its surface stained with oil than not, watched the first man work away at his craft. After a few stuttering passes, a picture of a tree appeared on the paper.

“Good, good, Mur, that looks lovely.” Continue reading

Stop Squashing Artists! (A Rant)

Inspired by a conversation I had with a fellow blogger, I have one important thing to say to people:

STOP. SQUASHING. ARTISTS!

Stop beating people down into the ground!

Stop critiquing people into crippling self-doubt!

If someone likes to make art, then let them! Continue reading

Real Talk Here: Please Read (This Involves You)

I’m hesitant to bring this up. I’m not sure if I can properly cover this in an article. It’s special to me, and precious, and exactly the sort of thing you’re supposed to share with people.

It’s a belief I have. An idea that a friend of mine gave me the seeds to think with. And it’s big, and it involves all of you. Continue reading