All posts tagged: Revision

"The American School", oil on canvas by Matthew Pratt, 1765. From The Met public domain collection.

The Fastest Way to be a Better Artist

For the first month after starting my blog, I didn’t ask for feedback from anyone. The spectres of past critics kept drifting through my mind, and their words made me want to crawl into a shell. Featured image: “The American School,” oil on canvas by Matthew Pratt, 1765. From The Met public domain collection.

How to Access the Hidden Stage of Inspiration

It was 5 am, and I was hungry, exhausted, and chilly. I could’ve been meditating or eating or snuggled in bed, but instead I was scribbling so fast my fingers ached, because I’d just had an Illumination about Intimation, and I’d be damned if I was gonna let it get away.

Photo: Kevin Urbanski