Category: Creativity

Clarification for the newbies

It’s Christmas day and my new illustrated time-travel story, Anchor, is about to be released. I’m getting last minute details ready such as figuring out how to make Atomic-vodka jello shots and finding my rocket-shaped cookie-cutters for the book release party. I thought it might be a good time to explain why I write and […]

How does an artist learn?

We learn by studying our predecessors, not the subject matter, necessarily, but the techniques — light, color, sound. Whether that’s for words or pictures doesn’t really matter. We are the summation of our antecedents and when we enter into an artistic groove we consciously (or, more often, unconsciously) create something that feels similar to our […]

Landscape of Darkness is here!

Landscape of Darkness book

I’m delighted to announce the release of my illustrated novelette, “Landscape of Darkness.” It’s light reading, a space opera to curl up with coverlet and a cup of tea on a cold Winter evening. The physical book launched as a soft-cover through Amazon today, January 15, 2018. It will also be out as an eBook […]

Happy 2018!

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Well, we’re here. I have no idea how we got here exactly, from my perspective it was just Halloween last night. Nevertheless, we’re arrived at a brand new, blank-slate, anything-can-happen, new year. I do love the new year…so many possibilities! And anything can happen. To quote Time Master, Rip Hunter (the TV version) — “Time […]

Creative Expansion in a Crumbling World

It’s easy to be excited about personal creative endeavors. As I read through writers’ and artists’ blogs and websites and watch YouTube videos, I’m struck by how many creatives are out there. Over the decades I’ve been astounded by the amount of competition between us, as if we’re competing for limited resources (all too true […]

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