I’m teaching a creative writing class at PCC right now. I thought I would share my “homework” here, since a lot of readers of this blog don’t live in Portland where the class is offered. I teach the class Thursday nights, so each Friday I will post up the writing exercises we did in class. If you follow along for the next six weeks in a notebook of your own I believe… Read More

I have 3 quotes that I keep up on the walls of my work space. I thought I’d share them because, well they work for me. Taken together they work as a whole ethic for work and creativity. I would recommend anyone do this: of course you can use any quotes. No need to get fancy. It can be as simple as scrawling the quote in sharpie on a sheet of paper…. Read More

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. If there were only one truth, you couldn’t paint a hundred canvases on the same theme. Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. Computers are useless, they can only give you answers. I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them. Never permit a dichotomy… Read More