we should all be artists who support other artists

the tools and resources we use to “fill the well” should be no secret. if it means another artist can benefit from these tools and, in turn, make better art, that serves us all, right? (don’t worry, no one is going to steal your magic. that’s yours, and yours alone.) so if we can maybe spread some of that karma around by sharing the things that nourish our soul and lighten our heart then, hopefully, all good things will follow.



you have learnt something. that always feels at first as if you had lost something.
― george bernard shaw, major barbara


recommended books of whimsy, inspiration, and artful living/truthful artmaking [in no particular order]

  • big magic by elizabeth gilbert
  • how to be an explorer of the world by keri smith
  • the crossroads of should and must by elle luna
  • bartlett’s familiar quotations
  • the war of art by steven pressfield
  • the principles of uncertainty by maira kalman
  • the power of vulnerability by brene brown
  • yes please by amy poehler
  • where the wild things are by maurice sendak
  • art and fear by david bayles and ted orland
  • the art of asking by amanda palmer
  • daily rituals by mason currey
  • tiny beautiful things by cheryl strayed
  • the little prince by antoine de saint exupery
  • the right to speak by patsy rodenburg
  • letters to a young poet by rainer maria rilke


the only way we can get by in this world is through the help we receive from others. no one can do it alone.
― amy poehler, yes please


a variety of videos of a similar sort, music, poetry, speeches, interviews, et. al.

the only way you’ll find out if you “have it in you” is to get to work and see if you do.
― cheryl strayed


links to individual articles, listicles, and miscellaneous gems of the internet


we can’t selectively numb emotion. numb the dark and you numb the light.
― brene brown, daring greatly


and, finally, some of my favorite general “gas stations” [online and off] for refueling, for fostering the creative spirit, and for restoring curiosity and faith in humanity


life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. this is a kind of death.
― anais nin

see some of the original work developed with other people’s stories

all good things.

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