Does a blank page intimidate you? Do you feel a sense of pride when you hold something hand-made, or finish writing your deepest darkest thoughts into a diary? How do you feel when you use up all the ink in a pen, or trace your fingers along the spines of well-loved books? Do you daydream … Continue reading Art Journal Workshop
A room of one's own is a luxurious thing. My new job at the Springfield Regional Arts Council has its own office, complete with a window, nice lighting, and a chair on wheels. It. Is. Amazing. Part of me wants to set up shop there permanently, and bring my art supplies and easels for when … Continue reading A Room of My Own
Name: Jessica Connolly Current City: Phoenix, AZ What did you want to be when you grew up? An architect or designer What are you now? A graphic designer and artist How did you get to this point? After finishing architecture school I practiced for 7 years before striking out on my own to pursue graphic design … Continue reading Q&A with Jessica from Telos Art
Do you ever see someone on social media and think, I really want to be friends with them? That's how I feel about Andie. Her talent is multi-faceted, and I find myself watching her Instagram stories on repeat, dying of laughter. Andie is one of the hardest working people I have ever met. She acts, she … Continue reading Q&A with Andie B.
I have known Cristen as a mutual friend for over a decade, but it wasn't until this year that the two of us connected personally, rather than waiting for the next random occurrence. I'm so glad we did! Cristen is the absolute opposite of me. Adventure-seeking, patient, loves to be outside...yet I find we have … Continue reading Q&A with Cristen J.
Name: Laura McHugh Current City: Columbia, MO What did you want to be when you grew up? A writer. Though I had no idea how to go about doing that, and didn’t pursue it for many years. What are you now? Full-time novelist and mom How did you get to this point? I got a … Continue reading Q&A with Laura McHugh
Not too long ago, I met Ren for the first time at a crafts-and-cocktails event hosted by my sister. I knew immediately that Ren and I were kindred spirits, just based on the amount of drinks we consumed at the "cocktail" portion of the event. As we have gotten to know each other over time, … Continue reading Q&A with Ren
I am obsessed. I love newsletters. I always have. I love writing them, reading them, making them, sharing them. Here are a few I receive that are worth checking out: AUSTIN KLEON, a writer who draws...or is he a drawer who writes? Either way, his book "Show Your Work" was the cheerleader I needed to get … Continue reading Newsletters
"Baby Bunny" by Nicole Chilton. Acryclic, work in progress, 2014. What is it about a blank sheet of paper, an empty canvas, a blinking cursor at the top of a word document, that is just so frightening? It's paralyzing, the options are endless, which in turn, is overwhelming, so I tend to just hide that … Continue reading Put the bunny back in the box…
Tonight, a much-anticipated art exhibit is opening at our city's art museum. The artist is local, but internationally recognized, and one of my favorites. I've had the event marked on my calendar for months, but, as things often go in life, last-minute plans made it impossible to attend. With my husband in Washington, DC living … Continue reading The Creative Process is Brutal