Category Archives: creativity

5 Myths About Being an Artist

We all know what it takes to be an artist… and we ain’t got it. Ladies and gentlemen, don’t believe everything your cultural conditioning tells you. Here are 5 things you learned about being an artist that are, well, just

5 Myths About Being an Artist

We all know what it takes to be an artist… and we ain’t got it. Ladies and gentlemen, don’t believe everything your cultural conditioning tells you. Here are 5 things you learned about being an artist that are, well, just

Sing With Your Whole Heart - aspirations by benttuba.com

Sing with your whole heart (A few personal aspirations)

Yesterday Nicki and I attended a retreat at the lovely Saint Francis Springs retreat center, about an hour north of our studio. There was a lot of time spent in silence, as well as a shared meal and group reflections.

Sing With Your Whole Heart - aspirations by benttuba.com

Sing with your whole heart (A few personal aspirations)

Yesterday Nicki and I attended a retreat at the lovely Saint Francis Springs retreat center, about an hour north of our studio. There was a lot of time spent in silence, as well as a shared meal and group reflections.

Top 10 Quotes about Creativity

“Keep moving, learn new skills. Enjoy yourself.” — Neil Gaiman “Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.” — Rita Mae Brown “And they were all, when their souls grew warm, poets.” — Ray

Top 10 Quotes about Creativity

“Keep moving, learn new skills. Enjoy yourself.” — Neil Gaiman “Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.” — Rita Mae Brown “And they were all, when their souls grew warm, poets.” — Ray

37 things I’ve learned in 10 years of being an artist

This list is inspired by Chris Guillebeau’s 34 Things post. (Happy birthday, Chris!) I’ve arrived at birthday #37 this year, but for me a bigger milestone is that it’s been 10 years since I became an artist—a perspective shift that

37 things I’ve learned in 10 years of being an artist

This list is inspired by Chris Guillebeau’s 34 Things post. (Happy birthday, Chris!) I’ve arrived at birthday #37 this year, but for me a bigger milestone is that it’s been 10 years since I became an artist—a perspective shift that

Getting unstuck: 7 techniques to shake the creative doldrums

It happens to everyone. No matter what kind of art you make or how many years you’ve been doing it, some days you just get stuck. You hit a creative wall in the piece you’re working on, and you have

Getting unstuck: 7 techniques to shake the creative doldrums

It happens to everyone. No matter what kind of art you make or how many years you’ve been doing it, some days you just get stuck. You hit a creative wall in the piece you’re working on, and you have

Art belongs to you!

You’re an artist. Yes, YOU. Art is your birthright as a human being. Since the dawn of time, or at least since the point at which humans stood upright and became marginally self-aware, people have been creating art. Why? Because

Art belongs to you!

You’re an artist. Yes, YOU. Art is your birthright as a human being. Since the dawn of time, or at least since the point at which humans stood upright and became marginally self-aware, people have been creating art. Why? Because