Ideas and Negative Space

Ideas and Negative Space

A marble sculpture is created by taking a block of stone and chipping away at it in order to get the shape you want to create.   You begin by roughing out, removing the bulk of the negative (unnecessary) weight from the block before working on any detail. You do...
What Happens If You 10x It?

What Happens If You 10x It?

What happens if you 10x it? The price you charge The number of performances The quality of your product The time you take to create it The time someone saves by using it The size of your audience or market The number of people working on it Alternatively, what would...
Envisioning Elegant Endings

Envisioning Elegant Endings

Endings don’t have to be failures, especially when choose to end a project or shut down a business… I’ve learned to envision the ideal end to any project before I begin it now – even the best gigs don’t last forever. Nor should they. [Samin Nosrat]  ...
Jim The Penman

Jim The Penman

On the last weekend of every month, artist Emanuel Ninger would take the ferry from his farm in New Jersey to New York where he could convert his paintings into ready cash.   On the evening of March 28, 1896, having concluded his business and his shopping, Ninger...
Create Your Own

Create Your Own

No-one likes sitting around at home waiting for the phone to ring.   [Hang on, that saying needs an update.]   No-one likes sitting around at home waiting for the phone to ping.   [I know, I know! But do you have a better suggestion?]   Even...
16 Hardy Street

16 Hardy Street

The house at 16 Hardy St was where I lived for a large part of my childhood. I spent many afternoons in that backyard, reading on the swing, reading atop the monkey bars or reading while perched in the boughs of a tree. There were a lot of books in my childhood and a...