Art & Mind

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

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 […]

Poetic Relations (or How I Learned To Value Poetry In Spite Of My College Professors)

By |April 26th, 2015|

National Poetry Month is drawing to a close this week and I haven’t added anything significant to the conversation. Partially, this is due to my odd relationship with poetry that isn’t read aloud at a local slam. Growing up, poetry was fun. It rhymed. It […]

Why Art?

By |March 30th, 2015|

Last fall I wrote a post titled “Why I Write.” It’s one of the few entries I’ve written here on my blog where I really talk about the woman behind the keyboard. In it, I recognize that all artists have different motivations that pull at […]

So Green Sheep Are Made Of Wood Now? Cool!

By |February 17th, 2015|

If you’ve been reading my blog prior to August 2014, then you know I’m not a big fan of setting New Year’s resolutions or deciding what goals are best to pursue around the 1st of the year. I find the end of the year calendar […]

Lotus Moment: Eternal Sunshine For The S.A.D. Mind

By |December 14th, 2014|

Why this is awesome: I’ve been feeling pretty glum lately due to sociopolitical strife disease epidemics constant war the consistently gray skies outside my window here in the Northern Hemisphere. So, I’ve decided to share some pics of the amazing dinosaur sculptures crawling into the […]

Why I Write

By |December 5th, 2014|

I have a confession to make: There are days when I feel like a fraud.

I think most artists know that feeling. Even the successful ones. But my reason for feeling like a fraud is related to the fact that I question whether what I do […]