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Still Breathing?

In response to my post last week about tolerating ease, Walter commented: Eric: I think that there have been times when I myself felt like I was running a race with time – Trying to get as many images up on my site as possible. But now that I have a large number of...

Can You Tolerate Ease?

Is this you? it could be an easy day, if only you could tolerate ease. But you find ease boring. You find ease exhausting. You find ease morally reprehensible. You find ease inexcusable. You find ease something-or-other that prevents you from taking it easy. Why is...

Breathtaking Repetition

Who wants to do the exact same thing, moment after moment, quarter-hour after quarter-hour? Keep striding on the treadmill? Keep practicing the same chord sequence? Keep sending out the same email to one prospective customer after another? Keep painting flower after...

Professional Artist Magazine FREE Collection

Now you can access all my Professional Artist Magazine articles FOR FREE. Four Tips for Handling a Gallery Closing, What’s Your Next Big Art Idea?, Five Tips for Dealing with Criticism, and 35 more articles of real value to every visual artist. Just visit here and...

What If You Love Another Art Form More?

My art form is writing. I appreciate the visual arts and film. Dance leaves me pretty cold. Sculpture I find a very mixed bag. But music—sometimes I’m certain that music is the greatest art form of all, the art form with the most power to transport us and move us. No...

Hate Marketing? Change Your Self-Talk!

Change That Self-Talk! Marketing is hard enough without sabotaging yourself with unhelpful self-talk. You say that you don’t like marketing? Change your self-talk! What you say to yourself helps your ability to market your art or hurts your ability to market your art....

The FAQs of Daily Practice

This post is part four of a series of posts on the psychological and practical benefits of daily practice to be found on my Psychology Today blog. In this series, I’ll explore the elements of daily practice, varieties of daily practice, challenges to daily practice,...

The FAQs of Daily Practice

This post is part four of a series of posts on the psychological and practical benefits of daily practice to be found on my Psychology Today blog. In this series, I’ll explore the elements of daily practice, varieties of daily practice, challenges to daily practice,...

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