An Ode to John O'Donohue

Beauty is about more rounded substantial becoming. So I think beauty in that sense is about an emerging fullness, a greater sense of grace and elegance, a deeper sense of depth, and also a kind of homecoming for the enriched memory of your unfolding life. »

The Identity Crises... of my novel

It's been SUCH a rollercoaster ride, filled with so many downs that have left me looking in the mirror asking myself, "Really? Do you really think you can do this? Do you even know WHAT you're trying to say with this book? Haha! You don't. Stop now. Just... stop." »

Life in Colour

When the difficulties arise out of the desire to get meaningful work done, or experience moments that matter... they don't feel quite so frustrating. It's almost as if they energize you. »

An Ode to Gabriel García Márquez

It was simply a change in state, a normal passage from the physical world to an easier, uncomplicated world, where all dimensions had been eliminated. Now she would not have to bear those subterranean insects. Her beauty had, at last, collapsed on her »

Shana Stern’s Artist Journey

I felt isolated, defeated and purposeless. But the creative urge became overwhelming. I tried my hand at painting, but being unable to hold the brush only led to teary bouts of frustration. »

Michael Ryan's Artist Journey

An artist's life is an incredible privilege. To have 24 hours of everyday to yourself, to be inspired, to pay attention, to be fully in life and then to give it back in your art. »

Why am I like this?

Everyone loves to discover patterns about themselves. Yet most do not spend oh so much time waxing and waning about life and psychology. Why? Well... »

Mary Tooley Parker's Artist Journey

I think if you are lucky enough to really feel passionately drawn to do something--whether it's dancing, painting, writing, acting, playing music, or anything—you will find that you just HAVE to do it. There will be ups and downs, excitement and doubts, but you have to go with it and see... »