I was excited to find out this week that one of my paintings was selected for a gallery show! While I've had artwork featured in a campus gallery or shop window before, this is my first for-real, people-having-wine-and-cheese gallery show where a placard and price tag will be next to my piece. I'm excited to… Continue reading Training Wheels
In addition to being an art student, I do have a full time job. It's a REALLY, really good job. It's the kind of job that they used to promise to students when they took out massive student loans. I mean, it pays for art school. After considerable effort I've build up my end of… Continue reading Wanderlust
According to the stories in the bible, God walked among Man, interfering directly in his affairs, having conversations and getting involved in conflicts. These stories were told and retold, and when Man looked around to see if God was there, he was not. Only other people could be found, and none of them were divine.… Continue reading When God Moved Away
It's a common question, and a fair one. It may be perplexing to a person of faith to try and understand the concept of actively fighting against something you say you don't believe in. Logically to a religious person, this would be akin to going on an anti-leprechaun campaign or voting for representatives based on… Continue reading If you don’t believe in God, why do you talk about him so much?
One of my biggest challenges as an art student is that I don't often enough take the time to step back an dview my work in progress. I can spend hours bent over a table shading a human body in intricate detail on paper with a pencil, then step back at my creation only to… Continue reading Do you ever step back?