My Brief Happy Life in the World of Children’s Books

I thought I was ready to write something about art today, but I was wrong.  I looked through a dozen “inspiring” quotes on the subject and not a single one of them inspired me.  They mostly sounded dry and dusty, clichés from the past without connection to the present much less the future. Or smug. Perhaps I am in the art doldrums because I have … Continue reading My Brief Happy Life in the World of Children’s Books

Forget the Axeman – It’s Finished When I Say It’s Finished

The holidays are here in full force, but I’ll admit that my head is more in the studio than in wrapping packages.  I’ll get the packages wrapped in time, I know, but it’ll be a last minute rush because something happened – a good thing – in the studio. Of course, each good thing is balanced by something else, and yesterday it was balanced by … Continue reading Forget the Axeman – It’s Finished When I Say It’s Finished

Neglect Your Art For One Day And…

“If you neglect your art for one day, it will neglect you for two.” I first read this in a statement by a jazz musician about the importance of practice, practice, practice. At the moment, I’ve neglected my art for the past several days as I find myself in the middle of holiday activities.  I’m not going to make excuses.  But it hasn’t been a … Continue reading Neglect Your Art For One Day And…