Monthly Archives: September 2016

Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool

This is not specifically an art book, however I believe it is an essential read if you strive to improve your craft and want to become a better artist. A few years ago I learned about the idea of “deliberate practice” by reading Cal Newport’s blog StudyHacks. I immediately began applying some of the ideas […]

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Butterfly Princess, 16 x 24 inches

Butterfly Princess My dear daughter Naomi is a girl who likes to dress up, and tiaras are a favorite accessory. One spring morning this year when the tulips were at their height, Naomi had dressed and primped from preschool and looked so beautiful in the morning sunlight, I had to capture the moment and turn […]

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