Is Your Art Meaningful?

Is Your Art Meaningful? You know that art is meaningful because you’ve been moved by the art of others. You have first-hand experience of that. Art may not cure diseases or save the world; but that it can’t manage those high-bar feats is no reason to doubt that it has...

What To Do When You Earn Less Than Your Spouse

Here are three things to try when, as a working artist, you find yourself bringing in far less money than your mate does. 1. Explain that you don’t want to feel—or be made to feel—one-down, inferior, or dependent because of this disparity in income. By announcing that...

How Kirism Supports Your Art Life

Never heard of kirism? No wonder. It’s a new philosophy of life that’s just been unveiled. I think you’ll find that it’s exactly what you’ve been looking for—even if you didn’t know that you were looking! Learn all about it—and how it will powerfully support your art...

Banish Those Distraction Addictions

We have to break our habit of routinely and reflexively turning to one of our “distraction addictions” to while away our free minutes. As a matter of routine, and without thinking about it, people nowadays check their email, browse the news online, turn to Facebook,...

Artists and Addiction

I thought I’d chat about artists and addiction, especially during these trying times. This may or may not be an issue for you, but if it is, it’s a serious one. Below are twenty-five challenges, vulnerabilities, risks, and needs in an artist’s life. Each of these can...