It Is Better To Be Better

If we want to be heard, we must first stop making noise. Distance and time are no longer barriers to communication. Distance has become irrelevant and the time between putting a message into the world and having that message received has condensed down to nearly an instant. The new barrier to communication is noise. Everyone…

The Notification Spiral

All notifications are not created equal. We now live in the notification era. Instead of us having to actively seek out information, communication, and interaction, the technology we have at our fingertips has become such that these things actually seek us out. Our phones, tablets, and computers ding, buzz, and light up all day and…

Creating That Which We Love

“What audiences like is something good. So your real obligation [as an] artist is to make a thing you really love.”—T-Bone Burnett If we are not happy with the creative work we are doing, no matter how large our audience may be, it will ultimately prove to be unsustainable. That is because, even if what…

Art Is A Shared Story Of Emotion

“I’m not serving a menu. I’m serving a story. I’m serving my soul. I’m serving a conversation and I want you to talk back to me. I want you to dialogue with me.“—Dominique Crenn Within every artistic expression and experience, there are always many stories being told. There is the story that the artist tells…

Expression Creates Reality

Positive change begins with positive expression. The ideas we put into the world shape our reality and the reality of others. The way we express ourselves, in word and deed, has the power to change our attitudes, perceptions, and the attitudes and perceptions of others. By changing the way we express ourselves, we empower ourselves…