Art & Mind

Personal perspectives on art, culture and how society is affected by our relationship with both

Financing The Imposter: Part Time, Side Hustle Or Fraud?

By |August 28th, 2016|

A constant theme you’ll hear many entrepreneurs, artists and freelancers discuss is the concept of feeling like a “fraud.” And by fraud, what we really mean is “if our vision, our art and our talent are as good as we think it is, we’d be […]

Lotus Moment: Above And Beyond

By |August 15th, 2016|

 

Why This Is Awesome: I’ve been told that I’m not a very optimistic person. Which is fine by me because I’d rather be a realist than an optimist, but there are rare moments when I do try my best to look on the bright side of […]

Drinking In The Culture On A Shoestring Budget

By |August 10th, 2016|

When you fill your social calendar with gallery openings, theater performances, poetry slams and film festivals, you tend to earn a reputation as someone who’s “cultured” and urbane. Regardless of whether or not you can attend every concert or book signing, people begin to look […]

There’s A Light Up In Harlem

By |July 10th, 2016|

The past month has left us with some of the most turbulent moments of 2016. It seems we can’t turn on our TVs, radios, computers or smartphones without being met with another harrowing or frightening tale of our world shifting violently in one way or […]

What Does It Mean To Be Cultured?

By |June 1st, 2016|

Over the past few years, I’ve seen a lot of arts & culture blogs pop-up, gain notoriety, then slowly drift off to another niche or focus their efforts on other aspects of the social scene. Yet what has caught my attention the most over the […]

Now Is The Time When Thoughts Turn To Fire Monkeys

By |February 14th, 2016|

Every year I write a Lunar New Year’s post filled with goals and ideas that I aspire to complete. But this year, no grand aspirations came to me in time for the actual holiday on February 8th. And now, after a week of deliberation, I’m […]

Lotus Moment: Reggio And I

By |February 2nd, 2016|

Why This Is Awesome: Yesterday marked my 6-month anniversary of living on the East Coast, and like the move itself, it was a day of confusion, wonder, gratitude, exploration, depression and fatigue. I didn’t quite know how to capture it or even if I should. […]

In Defense Of The Perfectionist

By |January 17th, 2016|

I have an announcement to make:
I seek perfection in everything I do.
It seems not a week goes by without a new blog post, op-ed piece, image meme, or self-help book insisting perfectionism is the enemy. It’s the enemy of progress, the enemy of quality, the enemy […]

Roller Coasters, Ocean Waves & My First Week: Things That Went Up & Down

By |August 16th, 2015|

I’ve started a new journey, ladies and gents. A journey that may lead to as many quixotic experiences of fulfillment as emotional fits of distress. But that’s the nature of most journeys, right? Or perhaps that’s what I’ll keep telling myself to help cope with […]

Working Through It To Get To It: An Artist’s Recurring Bout With Depression

By |May 31st, 2015|

I originally began this post 10 days ago with the intention of sharing it last week. But I held off hitting the “Publish” button because I’m currently in talks with a potential client for a major project and I feared that my post would affect […]