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Art, essay

Make Art. Make Money. Stay Joyful.

I hit a low point recently. It was unexpected, and the emotion has made me stop and think about my current values. When I made a decision to take my artistic talents seriously by setting up online stores to sell my artwork on various products, I thought I was doing a good thing for myself.… Continue reading Make Art. Make Money. Stay Joyful.

The War of Art. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
Books

Books: Art, Zen and Hollywood

Of the books I've read in the last few months, I want to highlight these three for their influence on me personally and on the larger culture. As the holiday season gets underway, I recommend picking these up as gifts for yourself or others who might be interested. "The War of Art" by Steven Pressfield… Continue reading Books: Art, Zen and Hollywood

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Art, design, Products

Get a Head Start on Holiday Shopping with Unique Art Gifts

I've created a new art design for my home and office products. I call it "Curves." It's an homage to modern art. I put on some tunes to get in the flow and let my intuition guide the shapes of this piece. If you'd like to get a head start on holiday shopping, you can… Continue reading Get a Head Start on Holiday Shopping with Unique Art Gifts

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essay

Working from Home: Avoid These 3 Pitfalls

I started working from home eight years ago. During the COVID pandemic, many people joined the bandwagon, and I'm optimistic for the future of work as hybrid models are being introduced. I love working from home, but it's not for everyone. It requires self-discipline. If you are disciplined, you can easily set schedules for yourself… Continue reading Working from Home: Avoid These 3 Pitfalls

tofu bean sprout stir fry
Food

Tofu and Bean Sprout Stir Fry

The wok is proving to be a handy kitchen tool. I used it to make this quick and easy weeknight vegetarian dinner. This dish can be served on its own, or with rice or wraps. It's satisfying without sitting heavy in the stomach, and it's super easy and quick to make, so it works well… Continue reading Tofu and Bean Sprout Stir Fry