The Art of Learning Josh Waitzkin
Art, audio, Books, essay, fitness, Music

Express Yourself: Making Smaller Circles

Essay with audio

Janis Joplin ATB
Art, essay, Music

Ode to Janis

I've been revisiting Janis Joplin lately, listening to her albums with Big Brother and the Holding Company and her one and only solo album, "Pearl." "Pearl" was one of my first CDs. I was instantly drawn to the music on the first listen. I was in my late teens and in the thick of my… Continue reading Ode to Janis

Smiling Puppy ATB
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.

Hagia Sophia ATB
Adventure, Art, essay, Products

Postcard: Istanbul

The Hagia Sophia (Illustration by Aileen Torres-Bennett) I took my first big trip by myself just before my 25th birthday. It was a trip to Turkey. I was living in New York City at the time, and I had friends who were well traveled. They inspired me to get out and explore the world. I… Continue reading Postcard: Istanbul