artist tools

Learning Piano as an Adult: 1 Year Progress

Apr 24, 2020(edit)

Do you think you’re too old to learn something new? Well, this post might help debunk that notion. Who knows, maybe this coronavirus lockdown might just be the perfect time to dust off that forgotten dream! Mine was playing the piano, and it all started with a spark of inspiration.… View More

“Alexa, Start My Studio Session”

Apr 15, 2019(edit)

To increase productivity in the studio, I started looking at Alexa–the conversational, voice-controlled artificial intelligent assistant from Amazon. It’s amazing. I see how it could be useful for people. There is a magic to Alexa beyond the robotic voice. I’m using… View More

The 5 Second Rule

Jun 11, 2018(edit)

My latest experiment involves Habitica. It is a productivity app that is a role playing game. When you complete habits, daily tasks, and to-dos, you get points and progress through level–just like in a video game. You could also join groups (called guilds) and play together… View More

The 4 Tendencies

May 14, 2018(edit)

You know how you set up goals, write down a detailed implementation plan, and thenäó_you don’t do them? That’s me in my studio. At the beginning of 2017, I spelled out goals which I didn’t do. In 2018, I said I was going to focus on habits instead of goals. It’s now May, and I haven’t… View More

Asana: A Work & Artist Journal

Apr 7, 2017(edit)

At the start of the year, I wanted to become more productive in my studio. I was productive in my day job, but in my art? Not so much. I wanted to change that. So I went in search of something that would help me become more organized, both in my art and at work. A Paper Planner is Best I tried… View More

Evernote - The Ultimate Artist Journal

Feb 4, 2016(edit)

During my artist talk at Art Intersection, one gallery viewer asked if I use a journal to work out my ideas for A Million Suns. Of all the artist tools that I use, Evernote is one of the most important. I use evernote for practically everything: inspiration, image ideas that I want to work on, any… View More

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