Berin’s Rules for Blogging

Following up on Berin’s Rules for Social Media, here are Berin’s Rules for Blogging. A concise set of guidelines and expectations around what I do here in this space, as well as why and even a bit of how I do it. This should be considered a living document, which means I reserve the right…

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…

I Am Neither Dead Nor Dreaming

In the coming weeks I have some very aggressive deadlines. To be able to hit my marks, I won’t be posting here or on most social media with any scheduled regularity. It’s not unplugging so much as adjusting priorities around how I utilize my time. I’m just going to be less chatty for a while.…

How to Balance Productivity with Self Care

The cascading clusterlove of disquieting apprehension proceeds unabated. It’s exhausting to feel shaky and panicked for most of your waking hours. Especially so when you have a lot on your plate and tight deadlines. By turns I’m overanalyzing things, forgetting what I’m supposed to be doing, and trying to accomplish several things at the same time. My…

The State of Things: January 2017 in Review

January was a mixed bag. On paper everything looks good. The rent got paid, I kept food on the table, and most of the things I wanted to accomplish got done. It took a lot more effort than it should have, due to the intrinsic complications of having an anxiety disorder coupled with the extrinsic…