October 2, 2019

The inner critic. Self-consciousness. Lack of confidence. Lack of talent. Lack of time. Fear of rejection.  

There are many reasons why creatives are hesitant to showcase their work, or even try to create. Maybe it's a lack of time or energy because of an intense d...

September 13, 2019

It's no secret that rents for artist studios in New York City have been skyrocketing over the last decade. I remember a few years ago I was searching for an affordable studio space and the nearest I could find one open and available was in Gowanus (nearly an hour from...

August 9, 2019

It started when my oldest sister was pregnant for the first time. When we found out she was pregnant, we asked how large the baby was at the time. Because she was using a mobile app tracker, she said with confidence that it was the size of a jellybean. Because she and...

June 21, 2019

In the spirit of transparency, I have to admit that this week was not my most productive in getting in more creative office hours. There are multiple factors to blame, such as the cabin fever that comes the second the temperature hits above 50 degrees, and the swift up...

June 12, 2019

This past weekend was Greenpoint Open Studios and I walked around with some members of my local art community meetup group.  Last year was the first time I visited and while it was sweltering (especially while climbing multiple flights of stairs), there were some memor...

May 21, 2019

 I'm kicking myself for not spending more time in the past month on creative projects. To be fair, the past few weeks have been a bit life changing, but that's another post for another time and website. When I had the initial idea for Creative Office Hours, I wanted to...

April 18, 2019

The news of Notre Dame burning hit me in the face (via Facebook) while I was taking a brief break from work on Monday. It was so absurd it didn't feel real. I was lucky enough to visit Paris in the fall of 2012. I visited Notre Dame on the first day and remembered how...

March 31, 2019

 Making a painting is an undertaking. Paint is expensive. It takes a while to mix. Then you have to actually paint with it. Then you need to led it dry for nearly a week before you can fix it. Sometimes it takes me months to complete a painting. I've tried and failed m...

February 9, 2019

There are some museum exhibitions that open when it almost too perfectly aligns with my own artistic practice, which was the case when I saw Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future at the Guggenheim last month with my friend Reese. The curators at the Guggenheim love...

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