Words for the Day :: No. 41

09/16/14

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Have a good Tuesday, friends!

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Words for the Day :: No. 40

09/12/14

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Have a beautiful weekend. I am off to NYC for a week. I’ll be blogging & Instagramming from Brooklyn & Manhattan next week, so stay tuned!

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New Holiday Card Designs with Mpix!

09/10/14

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I’m excited to let you know that I have created some holiday card templates for Mpix! You can use these templates to make your own holiday cards with your own photos. Above are the front (left) and back (right) of “Merry and Bright” which is available to add your own photo here. (In case you are wondering the images inside the cards you see here are placeholders — you place your own photos in my designs.)

Below are the fronts and backs of my other two designs, “World Peace” and “Shimmering Stars“!

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Just go to Mpix to add your own photo and purchase! Thank you for supporting my work!

Have a happy Wednesday, friends!

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Words for the Day :: No. 39

09/09/14

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Have a good Tuesday, everyone!

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Words for the Day :: No. 38

09/01/14

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Have a great Monday, friends!

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Words for the Day :: No. 37

08/28/14

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Have a great Thursday, friends!

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Words for the Day :: No. 36

08/22/14

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Happy end-of-the-week to you. We got through it. Whew.

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New Letterpress Print & Art Inc. Now in my Shop!

08/20/14

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Friends, I’m so happy to announce that I am now offering signed copies of  my new book Art Inc. in my Etsy shop! You can purchase them here. I do ship these overseas!

I’m also offering for the first time online this limited edition letterpress print, hand lettered by me and printed by SF Letterpress shop The Aesthetic Union. Get it here.

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Have a great Wednesday!

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Words for the Day :: No. 35

08/18/14

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One of the questions I am asked most often is how – as a working artist – I deal with things like comparison, disappointment, self doubt & rejection. I have talked before about the idea of charting your own path & living your own life and even touched on it last week toward the end of this live interview. Recently, I found the quote above by Anton Chekhov, and thought it perfectly summed up what I less eloquently try to say.

Art making, while enormously rewarding, can also be rife with disappointment and feelings of vulnerability. The idea is to make friends with the struggle and continue (stubbornly) on your own path. I’ve written before about this idea of embracing difficulty and fear (and talked about it in this lecture). I think it’s enormously important.

I also think it’s important to remember that everyone struggles with self doubt and angst, even extremely successful & well known artists like Gerhard Richter — just watch this touching documentary about him and you will see how vulnerable he is about his work.

Have a good Monday, friends.

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Words for the Day :: No. 34

08/14/14

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I want to thank EVERYONE for all your kind words, tweets, Instagram photos, Facebook and blog posts, emails and messages about Art Inc. Book release day on Tuesday was a great success.

Hope everyone is having a good Thursday.

 

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Print Sale!

08/08/14

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Friends, I’ve marked down two of my limited edition prints today (pictured above) to just $35 (that’s $15 off the price of $50). These two prints will be on sale in my Etsy Shop for a limited time only (and there are only a handful left), so grab one while they last! They are professionally printed on archival quality German etching paper, heavyweight 310gsm and are signed and numbered.

Have a great weekend!

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Words for the Day :: No. 33

08/07/14

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Trying to remember this, every day.

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Words for the Day :: No. 32

08/04/14

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Hope everyone is having a great Monday!

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Words for the Day :: No. 31

07/31/14

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Have a great Thursday, friends!

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Words for the Day :: No. 30

07/29/14

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PS: I’m sending out my first email newsletter soon! To stay up to date on my events, classes and sales, sign up here.

Have a great Tuesday!

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