Books are one of life’s luxuries. Throughout history, literacy has always been associated with the aristocracy- the class of wealth, power and luxury. This is still true of our modern affluent society, though perhaps less obvious and even taken for granted. Nevertheless, reading is arguably the most readily available asset to bettering life. Reading is… Continue reading What 10 Books Have Improved Your Life?
Sure I may be biased as a fine artist, but I believe that every home should have original art. Why? Because original art is a luxury. And who doesn’t want their home to feel more luxurious? There are two ways to get original art. You could buy it. Or you could make it. The first… Continue reading Why Every Home Should Have Original Art And How To Get It
Contrary to popular belief, luxury in life need not be bought, it can be created. The truly luxurious things in life, seldom require money at all. As an artist in the blogosphere, what is my message? Well, not surprisingly, my message is about creativity. The world needs more creativity. Why? Because creativity solves problems. Creativity… Continue reading Don’t Buy Luxury, Create it!
In his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Covey references the story from Aesop's Fables, The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs. The story tells the account of a farmer who discovers his goose had laid an egg of pure gold. Each day another gold egg appears and soon the farmer is very… Continue reading Setting and Achieving Goals
In any endeavor this is the sort of question which either inspires excitement or dread. Recently I’ve had numerous inquiries about my book. These inquiries have begun to make me think it’s time to bite the bullet and start getting the word out. After all that was, in part, why I started this blog in… Continue reading How is your book coming?
"Me Graphsen" (με γραφσεν) literally means, "wrote/drew me" in Attic Greek. From grapho (γραφω), meaning to write or to draw/paint. From this same word we get other common English words such as graph, graphic, calligraphy (meaning beautiful writing), geography (literally meaning earth writing), biography (life writing), lithography (stone writing), and many others. In ancient Greece, craftsmen… Continue reading What does “me graphsen” mean?
The Savior said: "A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel.” He concluded with the injunction to “Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”… Continue reading City on a Hill
As a senior at Brigham Young University- Idaho in the fine art department, all students are required to take the dreaded Readings class- a 400 level art theory class with two thick texts. For art students (who have a reputation for being the not-so-academic-type students taking “mickey-mouse” courses) studying centuries-worth of philosophies about art… Continue reading Art is Creation
Most people know me as an artist. This is understandable considering I’ve spent the last fifteen years promoting myself as an artist. That’s what I got my degree in, and that’s where the majority of my professional experience has been. The truth is that I am also a writer. It has simply taken me longer… Continue reading A Coalescence of Artistic Endeavors
To blog or not to blog. That's the question which has plagued me for a while now. Just over a year, in fact. It was a recurring thought, which was strange considering I had no interest whatsoever in starting a blog. Mostly, I think, out of fear. It's a scary thing, as an artist to toss your… Continue reading Reluctant Blogging