1. 4 Things I wish I knew before becoming a professional artist

    2020-10-21 21:45:49 UTC
    When I started my first corporate job at 17, a 60-year-old man with a dry English wit showed me the ropes. He didn’t show me how to do my job (touch typing, and girl Friday activities weren’t his strong suit). Instead, he showed me how things really worked. The sort…

  2. Dribbling my inspirational basketball

    2020-10-07 21:44:16 UTC
    Some time ago I was asked, “Who inspires your art?” A thought-provoking question.  Did I provide an enlightening answer?  Consistent with other occasions I’ve been put on the spot, I blurted out tongue-tied sounds comparable to a dribbling b-b-b-b-basketball.  I don’t know precisely what bounced out, but I’m pretty sure…

  3. My Tamagotchi needs feeding

    2020-09-09 21:41:42 UTC
    The Tamagotchi. A faddish keychain-sized electronic game created by the Japanese in the 90s. The premise: an egg would appear on screen, hatch into a pet, and you would proceed to spend every waking moment nurturing it from baby to adult.  To avoid being labelled a “bad parent”, you had…

  4. Artwork feature: Rinse Repeat

    2020-08-26 23:12:15 UTC
    I’ve had this lovely photo of a Belgian laundromat since 2016. I remember thinking the neat and tidy teal display felt so peaceful at the time. Sitting in a little laundry in a quiet street of Bruges, watching our smalls swishing and swirling in the suds, the hum of dryers…

  5. Left-handed problems

    2020-08-12 22:08:31 UTC
    The other day I woke up with a pesky sore finger on my right hand, my do-all dominant hand. The pain persisted but of course I did nothing about it as I don’t like to admit defeat.  Correction, I did do something. I began catastrophising my future as an artist.…

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