ProductivitySeptember 1, 2016Leave a comment

How Creatives Spend Their Day

Part of being a self-employed creative is having to plan what an average day should look like. This is both that is both liberating and overwhelming at the same time. I am always on the quest to find the perfect daily routine and rituals. It gives me the feeling of being more productive. More important, it

“If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint.” — Vincent van Gogh

How-toJune 6, 2016Leave a comment

Creating an Artist Résumé

I very rarely need an artist cv (artist resume) because most my work is with organizations that know me. However, now and then I get a request for my artist resume and maybe an artist statement. I imagine a lot of different types of artists will need to provide these on a regular basis to

Cool Stuff by Creative PeopleMarch 4, 2016Leave a comment

Blind Man Draws Self-Portrait

In this video, we see Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, respond to the popular request to draw various objects based on how he thinks they look including a cat, a car, and himself. I found the video inspirational and decided to try drawing a self-portrait with my eyes closed. A photo posted by

Online BusinessAugust 6, 2016Leave a comment

Is worth using?

This article first appeared on my personal blog on November 17, 2012. Before reading this, it is important to note that buying Facebook “likes” is usually a bad idea. It is tempting to use money to purchase fans, but it rarely works in your favor. The story I got an email the other day (remember

ProductivityFebruary 26, 2016

How to Wake Up Happy Every Morning

I claim to be a morning person, but it still takes me forever to get out of bed.

AnimationFebruary 8, 20161 Comment

I met a robot at a ballet once.

A hand-drawn animated storybook poem about a girl who meets a robot at a ballet and has an existential crisis. Written, Narrated, and Animated by Isabela Dos Santos.

Cool ProductsFebruary 1, 2016

One Second A Day [with Videos]

We do not remember days, we remember moments. -Cesare Pavese How much do you remember from last year?

How-toJanuary 11, 2016

Inbox Zero – Organize Your Inbox in 3 Steps

Does your email inbox stress you out?  Mine does, and it’s time for a change. Time for inbox

BloggingJanuary 4, 2016Leave a comment

Embracing Narcissim

It has been 17 months since being laid off from my day job. For the past year and a half (minus one month), I’ve been surviving as an artist and educator. It hasn’t been easy. It is a struggle that is stressful, exhausting, and heartbreaking. I’ve had to strategically cash checks to avoid banking fees,

UpdateDecember 22, 2015

Gingerbread Sculpting!

These competitors take gingerbread sculpting to the next level in the “the Olympics of Gingerbread”. The Annual National Gingerbread