“It is good to love many things, for therein lies true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.” – Vincent van Gogh
I see a lot of artists who just want to become artists. They believe novels simply get written, or that somehow they’ll magically get better at this. Many are reluctant to explore new possibilities or try new techniques… but that doesn’t make much sense.
I believe art to be the only reasonable way for us to venture beyond the limitations of our own world, and by doing so we reach the very essence of our humanity. We always feel close to figuring out some elusive answer to life’s most profound questions. Of course, we never do so, and that’s what keeps us going. Continue reading Art, Life, Love
Indeed. It is time to showcase one of the most famous, most mysterious, and most controversial contemporary artists. Who is Banksy? What does he want?
Impossible to answer these questions at the time, but we can take a few moments to admire some of his works. Continue reading Showcase: Banksy
“Words can create love or hate, tears or smiles, harmony or chaos, war or peace. Choose your words with care.” – A.D. Williams
The truth is, words are meager things. I know this, because words are my profession. Words are what my soul is made of. And I know that sometimes words fail to express certain depths of the human soul.
When words fail, tears fall. When words fail, the world’s beauty is no longer enough to make us feel alive. Words can hurt, yes, but the most harm they ever do is when you choke before you utter a single word. Continue reading TMM: Words
If you wish to catch a glimpse into the artistic process of some of the world’s most famous artists, then a sure bet is to take a look at the insight provided by their studios. Continue reading Showcase: Artists’ Studios
No matter what happens in my life, there’s one thing I believe in with all my heart: words can shape the world. I believe in the right words said at the right time, I believe in reading someone’s words and deciding a different outcome for yourself.
That’s one of the reasons I write. That maybe once in a while my words offer someone comfort or hope or inspire them to strive for more. I write for someone half a world away to feel less lonely in their thoughts and feelings. Continue reading TMM: Words and Ideas