Why My Heroes are Important to Me

Why My Heroes are Important to Me

The concept of a “hero” comes from the ancient Greeks.   It was thought that when a mortal person did something far beyond what a average human could do, that the memory of their act would become an immortal impression on history after their death.   It was thought...
Texas Flood

Texas Flood

The Texas Hill Country floods every year. The response is always the same. The flood in Houston is bigger – but the response is the same. We’re Texans.

Art and Spirit

Art and Spirit

My mother died almost 4 months ago. Something strange happened today when I was deciding what subject I was going to choose to draw. I opened a drawer that had been closed prior to my mother’s death and removed a couple of sketches that she had completed –...
Sketch Art Marker Quality and Value

Sketch Art Marker Quality and Value

This week I learned a few things about art markers.  The art of putting value on sketches is a learned skill that is honed by practice, patience and persistence.  Color sketching is much akin to working with grilling cheeseburgers.   That is to say, as you grill...
Exercising Imagination

Exercising Imagination

The subject of the creative mind and the origin of creative spirit is a recurring theme in philosophy and psychology. The Origin of Created Things Where does our imagination give existence to new thoughts, ideas, and art?  The conscious and subconscious mind processes...
Branding Yourself for Business and Profit

Branding Yourself for Business and Profit

Branding yourself is very similar to how you brand a product.  The goal of branding is to differentiate the product (you) among all of the other products in the marketplace in order to achieve your business objectives and goals.  Defining the product brand, attributes...