Toxic Entitlement in the Face of a Suicide Attempt

This story, like most of real life, is complicated and ugly. There are a lot of people that would like for it to be simple, with cut-and-dried answers that provide some sort of satisfaction and closure so we can just move on. Some want it to be more complex, or complicated in ways that it…

Someone Really Loves My Work

When I opened my email there were a slew of new 5-star ratings on a bunch of my books. Woohoo!

The Difference Between an Artist and a Product

Over the weekend Katie and I watched Saturday Night Live, and we got into a discussion about, of all things, Ed Sheeran. Now, neither of us are fans, but we don’t have anything against him, either. He’s just not our cup of tea, and we’re not his demographic. We did agree that we respect him,…

Understanding Why We Create, Part 1

In today’s podcast Katie and I begin a discussion of our respective creative processes. This isn’t what we originally planned to talk about, but we started the episode announcing that Katie was relaunching her blog. This led to her explaining why she was coming back to it after two years, and that naturally evolved into…

Embrace the Power of Your Creative Process

The theme running through everything for me today is the relationship between art, the artist, and the audience. Katie’s head is in this space because her Master’s thesis, and her Ph.D. proposal, touch on the value of art education in relation to the agency and identity of art educators. I’m thinking about it because it’s…