independent artists

4 Ways The Arts Can Help You Cope With End-Of-Year Stress

By |December 1st, 2019|

December is a busy time for many of us, regardless of our personal or spiritual beliefs. Around the world, people are planning to take time off, taking time off, working long hours in preparation to take time off, or juggling a little more than usual […]

Lotus Moment: Genii In Brick City

By |November 24th, 2019|

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Lotus Moment: Tener Duende In Unexpected Places

By |October 28th, 2019|

Why This Is Awesome: About five years ago, I shared a few photos of a makeshift garden of artistic horrors that lived behind a local tattoo parlor in my hometown of Indianapolis. One of the things I loved most about that space was how it […]

Who Holds The Reigns To Authenticity?

By |October 21st, 2019|

We’ve all heard the Shakespearean quote, “To thine own self be true.” The full quote is (say it with me fellow Hamlet enthusiasts):
“This above all: To thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to […]

Steal This Quote: Helena Bonham Carter

By |July 1st, 2019|

I think everything in life is art. What you do. How you dress. The way you love someone, and how you talk.
Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea.
How you decorate your home. Or […]

Lotus Moment: Up From Under

By |June 17th, 2019|

Why This Is Awesome: Last month was so hectic that I may be spending the month of June trying to course-correct from the May madness. But I assure you, despite my full calendar, I made sure to work in a quick visit or three to gallery […]

Consider This Quote: William Sydney Porter

By |March 18th, 2019|

I’ll give you the whole secret to short story writing.
Here it is. Rule 1: Write stories that please yourself.
There is no Rule 2.
— William Sydney Porter (aka O. Henry), American short story writer, speaking of the storytelling genre he mastered like no other 

You Will Know Them By Their Art

By |March 11th, 2019|

I’ve been nesting a bit lately. Since the beginning of the year, I’ve bought a new rug, two new bookcases, and some art for the wall in my hallway. Although I really liked the images and the way they made me feel as I walked […]

Lotus Moment: Larger-Than-Life Toy Robot

By |January 14th, 2019|

Why This Is Awesome: I’m always fascinated by the variety of art that gets chosen to be included in a development project or outdoor space. Whether it’s murals, statues, dancing installations, or something even more esoteric, art in open spaces is one of the ways that art […]

Steal This Quote: Frida Kahlo

By |December 31st, 2018|

I am my own muse, I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to know better.
— Frida Kahlo, Mexican artist, activist and feminist icon