independent artists

Lotus Moment: The Hippie Purse

By |May 25th, 2020|

Why This Is Awesome: I’ve carried the purse in the photo above for 10 summers. I measure its age in summers because I only carry it — nicknamed “the Hippie Purse” — during the summer, starting on Memorial Day and retiring it to the closet […]

Remember The Artists

By |May 18th, 2020|

At the risk of romanticizing the pandemic, I would be remiss to not take a moment to acknowledge the brilliant way artists across the globe have been able to pivot during this time of social, financial and psychological crisis. Since I reside in the nation […]

Lotus Moment: Take It All In

By |April 20th, 2020|

Why This Is Awesome: Back in February, I had the pleasure of working onsite at the Montclair Art Museum for a short project. While I was waiting for my colleagues to arrive, I decided to take a quick visit up to the second floor encouraged […]

Steal This Quote: Cyril Connolly

By |March 29th, 2020|

Better to write for yourself and have no public than to write for the public and have no self.
— Cyril Connolly, British writer, critic and editor of literary magazine Horizon

Lotus Moment: And I’m Still Willin’

By |February 24th, 2020|

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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 […]