motivation

Deep Natter 02: Chasing Idea Fuel

In this episode of Deep Natter, Sean Tucker and I are talking about effort, specifically whether and how and to what degree effort is connected to the value of the things we make. To help illustrate how effort can affect…

Create & Release 05: Hard Reset

“Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.” — Gustave Flaubert On December 6, 2014, one of my favorite photographers, Richard Koci Hernandez, deleted all of his images from his…

Create & Release 04: My Platform, My Choice

I had every intention of sending out this issue yesterday, but my conversation with Sean Tucker on Clubhouse (we’re doing them weekly on Tuesdays, if you’re interested) actually inspired me to bump what I had started and write something new.…

My Shows, Your Way

As many of you know, I currently produce three different podcasts, each with a different format and purpose. Process Driven is a deep-dive conversation with a single artist to talk about what they do and why they do it. In…

The Value of Value

One of the hardest things about being an artist — beyond the actual making of the art — is deciding how to value the work we make. For many of us — and I’m putting myself squarely in the middle…

Iteration 62: What’s Next?

 What happens next? That’s the question isn’t it? It’s something I get asked a lot, especially lately, both from friends and from strangers. I wish I had an answer but honestly I’m still spending a fair bit of time…

A Day’s Work: Trailer

In 2021, I’m launching a brand new show that will be my most ambitious project to date. A Day’s Work is a podcast about how we spend our time when we’re not with family and friends. Inspired by the landmark work…

What’s a Mentor Got To Do With It?

I got an email a couple weeks ago from a listener asking if I had any advice for finding a mentor. Now, while I have been incredibly fortunate to have had – and frankly still have – some amazing people…

Iteration 57: Asking a Deeper Why

Earlier this week, Adrianne and I watched the first episode of the new season of Abstract on the Netflix . For those of you who haven’t seen it, Abstract is a fantastic show about art and design. It follows roughly…