I Am a Public Artist: Part 1 How I Got the Gig and Got Started

| Index, WA, US | | 1 Comment

My pal Terrell sent me a link about an opportunity to create a comic book about household hazardous waste (HHW) for our county. And I got the gig.

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Blank Pages How to Summon Creativity When You Need To

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The blank page or canvas can be both exciting and terrifying. And even the best advice I’ve been given about getting unstuck doesn’t always work.

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Fear is the Dark Passenger of Art

| Miami, FL, US | | 1 Comment

In so many ways, art and fear are a concoction for confusion; a chemical reaction that simply spoils creativity’s natural flow.

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Hideous ‘Art’: I Am An Artist #15

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Mass-produced, hideous art does not make your home look more cultured.

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‘Art At The Border’ Opens 10/12 at 516 ARTS

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The result is a laboratory of fantastical inventions. Their project explores metaphorical borders between the scientific and the artistic, the ideological and discursive, the practical and impractical.

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PyraCast: From Artist to ‘Breaking Bad’ Set Decorator Michael Flowers on His Career Evolution

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As “Breaking Bad” comes to a close this week, I was excited to interview its Set Decorator Michael Flowers for Pyragraph’s very first podcast.

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Five Reasons You Aren’t Famous

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You keep telling yourself to exercise, to practice guitar, to hit the books, and so on, but then you remember that a new episode of “Breaking Bad” is on.

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5 Newbie Hurdles for Graphic Artists to Get Through Quick

| Miami, FL, US | | 2 Comments

I always conclude a lesson like this with the following contradiction: “All design rules can and will be broken, but wait until you know the rules before you try breaking them.”

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Printmakers’ Personality: I Am An Artist #14

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There is no cure known, and only a dodgy vaccination.

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Miami is My Vice: Being an Artist in Magic City

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Opportunity knocks all over, in part because of our enormous and diverse community. There is always something to do, and someone with the same interests to do it with.

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Get Into A Gallery With A Great First Impression (And Read Andy Warhol's Party Book)

| New York, NY | | 1 Comment

If your clothes are all stained and torn, your posture sucks and your attitude isn’t authentically charming, you’re an easy write-off.

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The Critique: I Am An Artist #13

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Edie Everette invites us to “The Critique”: Leave your ego at the door!

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My Life Crisis Forced Me to Leave My Band And now I'm back

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 3 Comments

Balancing music with needing to put my daughter first is tricky. I have to admit, there’s something about playing music that feels self-indulgent.

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Never Say No: Jobs on the Side

| Miami, FL, US | | 2 Comments

Try to think creatively about business, not just your artwork. You might be surprised at what you learn.

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"LIVE FOREVER" by Dylan Neuwirth, photo by Nathaniel Willson - Pyragraph

The Diamond and the Damage Done Getting sober, facing fear and becoming a better artist (and human being)

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I didn’t choose to be sober to be a better anything except a human being. But the process of facing my fear allowed me to become a better artist.

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The Question: I Am An Artist #12

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“So, what kind of art do you make?” Edie Everette grapples with The Question.

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