Monthly Archives: September 2016

Why We Make Things

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I wrote this article a couple of months ago on my Craft Monster show blog. Being a part of a community has always been a big deal to me, and Craft Monster has allowed me to meet and hear the stories of so many of my local makers. Being a Craft Monster, I know quite a few creative people from… Read more »

Just Do The Work

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Something I find myself thinking more often than I really want to admit is “I wish I’d learned this earlier”…often while having to remind myself that I may have not been listening. I was out of college for four years before I really began to take the idea of making a living from doing art seriously again, and I had… Read more »

Fan Art Friday: Stranger Things

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Have you seen Stranger Things yet? I loved everything about it from the story, to the music, to the greenish color palette…and those kids. They were all amazing! While I didn’t get a lot of the specific call backs to thriller and sci-fi movies of the eighties, I reacted strongly to the theme of kids finding their own agency, and… Read more »

Fan Art Friday

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What does Dinosaur Jr have to do with Fan Art? I was listening to an interview with the band the other day and the conversation turned to their 1987 cover of The Cure’s “Just Like Heaven”. Anybody can play the notes to a song, and sing the lyrics, but in good cover song, the band makes it their own; they… Read more »