Hello Artists and Writers! Sorry for my absence; the last few weeks have been FINALSFINALSFINALS! Aaaand now, at long last, they're over. School is done for the semester, and, for me at least, forever! I've completed all my courses, and while I can't walk... I'm not sure how many of you all are American, but it's Thanksgiving here today. Thanksgiving is, more or less, a Harvest holiday with some fictionalized history behind it. Nevertheless, I think a day dedicated to giving thanks is a good idea. Often, and ... Something I've been thinking about lately. By all rights, librarians and bookshop owners shouldn't get along. At least, if one only knew about them from a surface perspective, you'd think they wouldn't. Bookstore owners ought to be angry that libraries ar... This is a beautiful essay by Malcolm Gladwell, fron 2008, who writes about two different creative styles, and why some people seem to be "young geniuses" while others are "late bloomers." He explains that some people have a great vision and simply need to... Hey all, I'm curious about something. Is there any person, either a famous person, or someone who know in real life, who inspires and influences your art who isn't famous in the kind of art you do? What inspires you about them? How does what they do conne... Do any of you read / listen to Clients From Hell? It's a pretty solid blog and podcast dedicated to giving practical advice to anyone looking to lauch a freelance-oriented career. How're you doing tonight? Are there any blogs or podcasts you recommend? I know a few people who claim they never have artistic blocks, and they're a bit smug about that aren't they? "Just do it!" they say. "No excuses! Just sit down and [hit your word count / finish inking a page / do fifty figure drawing exercises]; not doin... The leaders of Artists Anonymous thought you might also enjoy participating in Art Collective, so they've made it a part of their community neighborhood! Check out the rest of Artists Anonymous community's neighborhood here.