I didn't want to become a shameless self-promoter. Even now, I have moments where I show my work, and I worry that I'm driving friends and family insane. Oh, there's Rob again with a post about his damn book. Oh, another art piece. When will it stop?
The Plan When I was a sophomore in college, I was studying film (or rather, video production) and I had plans to make movies for my career. I aspired to tell stories, and contribute to the cultural zeitgeist with my talents. Working at a church was the furthest thing from my mind, even though I … Continue reading When Plans Don’t Work Out
One part of the revision process is critiquing your work. Whether it's constant throughout the process or at various phases during your writing, critique is crucial to making a quality finished work. But what questions should we ask? How do we critique our book in a holistic, systematic way that makes for a great product … Continue reading Critiquing Your Work
I am a lot of things. Dad, husband, friend, writer, artist, editor, designer, etc. But I am not these things in any sort of final form. I have to keep learning. As Dory says: Just keep swimming. She meant it more in a different way than what I mean it now, but it still helps … Continue reading Just Keep Learning
I was scrolling through my feed today (as ya' do), and I came across this tweet. https://twitter.com/mrmedina/status/988609783316926464 And I was immediately reminded that when we place our value in direct comparison with people around us, our worth is dictated by outside forces. We are that same blue dot either way, but when we compare ourselves … Continue reading The Comparing Game
Let me tell you a little story about a time when I failed. So I made this shirt a while back. It was fun. It was a way to say goodbye to one of my favorite tv shows, Friday Night Lights. *tear* Anyway, I made this shirt to commemorate one of the best lines from the … Continue reading Fail Whale (Well)