From Raw Material to Dream
Compared to other visual arts, photography is the closest to reality. I want my artwork to have a semblance of reality, such that the viewer has to wo…
May 2019 Studio Update
I spent the last two months doing storyboarding. The result of all this work is an image shoot list that I want to complete by November.
I’m intrigued by the idea that everyone has one story to tell, and that he tells this story over and over again in many different variations in future…
"Alexa, Start My Studio Session"
To increase productivity in the studio, I started using Alexa in my studio. There is a magic to Alexa beyond the robotic voice.
Impromptu Residency (Day 5)
An unexpected break at work led to a 5-day burst of art making. I called it the “impromptu residency.” This post is day 5.
Impromptu Residency (Day 4)
Where the euphoria of this impromptu residency dissipated, and I sailed into the doldrums.
Impromptu Residency (Day 3)
For day 3, I decided to keep experimenting with toning cyanotype using every day materials I’ve never used before. Yesterday was bleach, and today bak…
Impromptu Residency (Day 2)
This is a day 2 recap of my impromptu residency. As mentioned in my day 1 entry, I wanted to experiment with toning cyanotypes with bleach.
Impromptu Residency (Day 1)
I’m taking advantage of an unexpected break by doing a 5-day concentrated burst of art making. I’m calling it an “impromptu residency.”
The 4 Tendencies
After struggling to meet my art related goals for the past three years, I came across a book that may finally explain why.
Finding My Way Back
I got lost around the summer of last year, And I’m having a hard time to getting back into the studio. So the first thing I did was clean it.
Last year I set out art related goals that I didn’t meet. I only met one of them. So this year, I have non-goals.
2017 Year End Review
So at the beginning of the year, I set out goals that I wanted to complete by year end. How did I do?
Formal Quality of An Artwork
Before art school I’ve never heard of this phrase "formal quality" -- the visual building blocks of the art you are looking at.
Mid Year Review 2017
So how am I doing with my 2017 goals? It’s time for the mid-year review.
Perseverance is Key: Q1 Progress Review
It’s March. Three months have gone by since you made those New Year Resolutions. How are you doing with your goals after the first quarter? Are you se…
Losing Your Way on Goals Already? How to Get Back On Track
With your goals defined, how do you ensure that you stick to them this year? I’m trying out 3 strategies for my goals—based on observation of my behav…
Big Picture Goals For 2017
After last week’s 2016 review assessment, I knew that I had to make a number of changes. I needed my goals to be SMARTer, simpler, and tighter. I want…
2016 In Review
Happy New Year! At the beginning of last year, I set the following goals. How did I actually do? Let's find out.
Emotions Not Required
So I just came back from a ten-day art residency as inspired by my accountability pod partner who did the same things early in July. So how did it go?
Nonstop Sleeping and Creating
I just finished a self-created artist residency and I’m back at work this week. I stopped posting to my blog, stopped checking social media, stopped e…
2016 Mid Year Review Report Card
This might be a good time for a mid-year review. I do this for work so I thought I’d do it for my art. It'll give me enough time to do a course correc…
What Is Your Practice?
What is your current practice? Actually, what does that "practice" mean?
The Importance of the Artist Hand
I see so much great art that I’ve started my own personal collection. Here’s a corner of my studio. I have my idea board in front of my computer (empt…
Evernote - The Ultimate Artist Journal
Evernote is an indispensable tool in the artist's toolbox.
The new work is slowly coming together! I’m getting it ready for the photoNOLA portfolio review in New Orleans December 10-13, 2015. I therefore have…
Experiment on the Comic Book Grid
Recently, I agreed to participate in a print-exchange with thirty fellow artists. I wanted to do something different: combine the comic book grid and…