Boondock Ramblings

Creatively Thinking: The struggle of claiming the title “writer”

Writing a book is weird and hard. I know..not hard like farming or construction or being a doctor or a police officer. I don’t mean that, of course. I mean, it’s mentally draining and it’s full of a… Read More

Creatively Thinking: Like breathing again

When you haven’t created in over a month and then you do – it’s like you were holding your breath and didn’t realize it. And now you’re breathing again.

Creatively thinking: Back when I created how I wanted to

When I was in high school and college I wrote and sketched and photographed what I wanted without much thought to how it might upset or bother someone. I would definitely say I was much more in tune… Read More

Living Statue

You were standing up there a statue of warm flesh for us to cast our eyes upon, study and trace onto our paper your form. I could not help but stare into your eyes focused on the light… Read More

Creatively Thinking: Too much social media kills creativity

I’ve decided the more I’m off social media, the more creative I can be, which is why it looks like another social media detox is coming up in the next week or so and it may last 30-days… Read More

Creative Tuesday: The loss of time to be bored may be killing our creative buzz

My kid flops on the couch on his stomach, face smashed into the cushions and lets out an exasperated sigh. He turns his face toward me, eyelids heavy and his words are full of whine: “I’m sooooooo booooooored.”… Read More

Creative Tuesday: Just take the photos already

So many people want to be a photographer but are stuck on the idea the photo has to be technically perfect. They want their child to sit just right or the light to hit just so or the… Read More

Quieting the creative voices of others so you can hear your own

I fell into one of those Youtube spirals the other night (like one does) and I caught an interview from last year with Ellen and Bradley Cooper. Ellen asks Bradley if he is on social media at all,… Read More

Why artists need social media breaks

This is part of a five part series focusing on tips for creatives to keep their own, unique, authentic voice from being silenced. I recently dropped Facebook for about a week, except for posting a few photos to… Read More