15 Artists on Nature

At this time of year when you may be trapped inside because of the freezing weather, I thought you might enjoy some inspiring quotes from artists about their relationship to nature. Enjoy! 1. “I have gone into roses and have over a thousand planted. There is...

4 Tips for Rekindling Your Art Passion

Here are four tips for rekindling your art passion: 1. Understand the power of our cultural and societal injunctions against passion Those injunctions can easily stop you from expressing the passion you feel. We are a very buttoned-down, non-expressive,...

Your 2017 Personality Upgrade

Need a little personality upgrade? Who doesn’t! Think of some aspect of your personality that you’d like to upgrade (e.g., “I’d like to feel more confident.”). Next, create a thought or two that supports your personality upgrade and that you’d like to use in real life...

The Anxiety of Success

More people than you think are ambivalent about the prospect of success. Maybe you’re one of those. Maybe you’re happier on the sidelines, in the shadows, or in the background. Maybe you’re worried that with success will come an unpleasant array of new challenges and...

The Psychology of Pricing

You can buy a nicely framed reproduction of a Picasso for $100 (or even less than that) or the original for $100,000,000 (or a lot more than that). To what extent do these products differ that one should be worth one million times more than the other? One million...

Your Artist Plan for 2017

Ready to start fresh in the coming year? Ready to engage in some useful planning that will help turn 2017 into a great year for you? Then consider the following seven tips as you work on creating your excellent plan for the coming year! 1. Understand what you are up...