The Creative Process: The Four Pillars of Creativity

When most of us think of creativity, we see it as an intuitive process.

We describe it with phrases like the: “Aha moment” and “having a vision”, but there is much, much more to it than that. Creativity is a skill that can be learned and honed, and the main tool for implementing creativity is the creative process. Read more of this post

Making the Choice

So often in life, we drift past the opportunity to make a choice; many times, the choice doesn’t seem vital enough to spend time on.  Or perhaps we sense that the choices are too large or too vital and that we are incapable of wielding that kind of power in our own being.  Sadly, with these fear-based hesitations, we pass by an opportunity to know more of ourselves – our spirits and our lives, and to direct our futures. Read more of this post

Art Gallery: “A Portrait of Harvey Milk”

“Milk”, approx. 18″x12″, paintmarker and acrylic on cheap prefab stretched canvas

In honor of KASEY’s excellent recent series on art and queer culture, I decided to share another painting of mine loosely related to a similar subject.  This portrait of Harvey Milk was done from a photograph taken of him while he was campaigning for election in San Francisco.  It was done as another surprise birthday gift  in dimensions allowable to be stored in carry-on luggage when I flew home recently.  It seems like most of my art ends up given as gifts, does that mean I’m a cheapskate when it comes to gift-giving?  Read more of this post

Art Gallery: “Astro-Zombie Clown”

“Astro-Zombie Clown, approx 18″x12″, acrylic and paintmarker on cheap prefab stretched canvas.

A lot smaller and a lot sillier than most stuff I’ve done in the past, this painting was done as a surprise birthday present.  The key factor was that it had to fit comfortably in my carry-on luggage so I could deliver it in person while I was home on leave.  Anyone familiar with the ubiquitous Misfits skull logo plastered on every kind of mall merchandise imaginable, will recognize the base for this silly character.  The clown wig and nose should be pretty straightforward, too. Read more of this post

Art Gallery: “William S. Burroughs”

This is another contribution from one of our loyal readers, Pat Moen. The painting is approximately 60×60, done with spray paint, latex house paint, and accidental blood. Read more of this post

Art Gallery: “Lady in Blue” & “Lady in Pink”

This is a submission from our loyal reader Pat Moen. If you would like to submit your artwork to our Art Gallery, please Contact Us, and a team member will help you with your submission as soon as possible. Read more of this post