Fundamentals

Sometimes you just don’t know where to start.  The answer should always be fundamentals.  If you want to learn how to play Mozart, you have to go through “Mary Had A Little Lamb”.  If you want to paint like DaVinci, you have to start by picking up a...

Mixed Tapes

There was a certain craft to mixing a tape. You had exactly 90 min. to fill, 45 min. on one side, 45 min. on the other. You had to pick the songs that you wanted on there – and that was it. No fooling around with a song that was just “eh”, it was the...

The Barriers

So what’s holding you back?  Missing that one thing… that missing piece that would allow you to finish your dreams?  Don’t have the time?  Too busy? I know all these excuses.  I have used them a million times. What if these barriers...

Con. Ed.

Continuing Education is a must for anyone. People who set themselves apart from the crowd are those who are not comfortable standing still. Doing research on bettering techniques, learning new objectives and following up from past experiences creates wisdom. A...

Blind Photographer

A simply amazing video about a blind photographer.  He doesn’t let the small fact of not seeing hinder him from doing what he wants.  An inspiration that needs to be taken to heart. | Artists Wanted | In Focus : Pete Eckert (Lo-Speed) from Artists Wanted on...

The Arsenal

You might find yourself talking with professionals who have it “all” – i.e., they have the best lenses, they have a top of the line computer, they have an awesome phone and top of the line software that means they can do everything.  They strive to...

The Creative Book

One thing that most creatives do is keep a journal or a filing system of some sort.  Their collection is anything that could inspire some sort of “click” in their process to go back and reflect on.  There are the traditionalist who use notebooks and other...

The letter R

Stayed. When I was a kid I knew that I wanted to be an artist.  I loved the feeling of sharing my work with other people.  Back then it was because the “how pretty!” made me feel good inside.  I continued to draw, mostly on lined paper during science class...

Tips to finding a good creative.

Tips for a successful relationship with a professional creative. Step 1. Their portfolio. Do they have anything else to show you?  Past jobs that they have finished?  I am to the belief that a resume’ should not be needed, my past qualifications and productions...

Yes

“Are you an illustrator?” “Yes” “Are you a photographer?” “Yes” “Are you a writer?” “Yes” “Are you a videographer?” “Yes” “… Graphic Design?”...

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