I have only three things on my Etsy page.
The reality is that most of us grow up strapped in an educational system that favors obedience over independent thinking. We’re rewarded for trusting authority, and punished for challenging it. We focus on memorizing the stuff other people came up with – formulas in math, grammar rules in English, theories in physics, cell functions in biology – rather than grasping the logic behind our most important breakthroughs and tracing the footsteps of their discovery. We answer test questions with what we think our teacher wants to hear. We chase grades instead of knowledge. And worst of all, we leave the classroom woefully unequipped with the thinking skills that matter most: how to balance open-mindedness with skepticism, how to identify bias, and how to challenge assumptions – including our own – in a way that’s truly objective.
~ Denise Minger, From Death By Food Pyramid
I like being able to jump around and explore different topics depending on what I’m thinking about at the time.
Simply thinking about money made participants less likely to ask for help.
Being partially motivated by being around artwork and artists all day, and partially motivated by the curator at the time Liz Szabo I was actually making art with that intention.
“So okay – there you are in your room with the shade down and the door shut and the plug pulled out of the base of the telephone. You’ve blown up your TV and committed yourself to a thousand words a day, come hell or high water. Now comes the big question: What are you going to write about? And the equally big answer: Anything you damn well want. ”
~ Stephen King
I blog, I journal, I write stories and story ideas, I write a lot of emails and I spend a lot of time reading.
I created this painting as an assignment in my first oil painting class.
“Maybe our favorite quotations say more about us than about the stories and people we are quoting.” ~ John Green
Drawing from a friend, done with pen and ink, filled in with colored pencil.