How “No” is Good Art Making

  I’ve discovered that in parts of Europe, Italy and France in particular “no” is a perfectly acceptable answer. The French make our  “yes” ridden society look compulsive. One of the first things I learned in business was to never say “no.” Your actions may say it, but you can’t...

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Image Story #5 ~ Ghost Writer Dad

What you’re looking at here is my office. But to be clear, the water glass isn’t full of water (something better) and the red and white doilie thingie there… I never approved. Marriages have trade-offs. My work gets done between 2-5 a.m.  I attend to our infant twins and fact...

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Imagination, the last frontier

 Illustration by Niya C Sisk “Don’t look at your feet to see if you are doing it right. Just dance.” ― Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life  I used to be the type of artist who needed a lot of reference material around me before I’d put...

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I Like It

This week I was invited to be a featured reader at Sacred Grounds cafe in San Francisco. Quite the honor, as it is the first anniversary of the literary magazine SF Peace and Hope and honored Al Young, Poet Laureate of Ca. Emeritus as first reader in the line up....

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The Art of the Lull

“Dakota Loves The Redhead” Illustration created on Samsung Notebook by Chikodili Emelumadu. She and I shared giggles  during National Novel Writing Month 2011. She lives in London, UK. For the past two weeks I’ve run my business and my life within five feet of my dying rabbit—listening to his breathing and...

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