Art and creativity in the everyday world.

artling ~ noun. (pl. ~s)
1: one who creates art, esp. everyday art.
2: child of art.
3: a beginning artist.
4: an experienced artist who feels like a beginning artist when starting to create, usually every time.
5: anyone who loves art

Focus
On Choosing to work a day job

On Choosing to work a day job

I am starting a new job next week and I am so excited about it. It will mean working pretty much full time, mostly away from home and a lot less time for creating my art. So why am I excited by the prospect? There are a lot of reasons. (And yes, money is one...
Creative Commitment versus Personal Promise

Creative Commitment versus Personal Promise

Personal Promise Recently we celebrated our 30th Wedding Anniversary. Honestly it feels like only a few short months since out 25th and not much longer since, well, you know how the story goes… it all just flies by in a flash and before you know it, your kids are grown and you’ve been married 30...
Figurative Narrative Sketching and a Little More about The Artling

Figurative Narrative Sketching and a Little More about The Artling

What is figurative narrative painting? Wikipedia says “Narrative art is art that tells a story, either as a moment in an ongoing story or as a sequence of events unfolding over time”. Figurative simply means the art is predominantly about a person or people. If you’ve read the Who is the Artling page you will...
What if I’m not good enough for my life’s purpose?

What if I’m not good enough for my life’s purpose?

It seems like a dumb question, but this little doosey has been on repeat in the TV scheduling in my brain. For years. And years. Well, it seems the time has come to find out one way or the other. I’m am (in my logical brain) certain I will be up to it. It’s just...