I've been having a bit of what I call Critique Anxiety. Yes, from going to art school, I'm very use to crits. I can't even count how many I've had. I think they bother you the most or shall I say the prospect of them bothers you the most when you feel most vulnerable. When grounded and sure of yourself a critique is really a piece of cake. My recent blog post on my personal blog goes into Critique Anxiety for artists and writers, how you can move through it and come to a better, more…Continue
Okay! I admit it. I'm a nonfiction writer. I've had 5 nonfiction books published but within all of them are stories. Now story has taken hold of me and I am on a mystical journey towards fiction. I am workshopping my new (in development) novel and am working with an editor on getting a chapter by chapter analysis. I see no reason that a nonfiction writer cannot write compelling fiction.
My Goddess, I never realized the challenges of fiction writing or creating a novel. I have…Continue
I've promised myself I'd blog for 30 days in a row and I'm still going strong. This enhances my daily writing practice and has helped me become more disciplined. I usually do the blog writing at sunrise and this time I was listening to blues as I wrote which is very inspirational. Today when I woke up I decided to write about bringing together art and writing in the form of an artist's book. I have found over the years that I typically separate the two disciplines. Devoting large chunks…Continue
This holiday season I am giving a different type of gift. This gift is for anyone interested and it is also personal. Instead of having my different types of creative expression so separate from one another I've decided to spend the next 30 days blogging every day about artmaking and the creative process. This blog is my virtual writing and art studio. An inspirational virtual space where the two art forms meld and blend. Join me on this 30 day visual and literary journey here:…Continue