The Freedom in Art

"Your job is to watch where you're going and hopefully have the foresight and freedom to make some mid-course corrections along the way. One of the truly wonderful things about artmaking is that it gives you permission - at any given moment, in any given art piece - to access anything you need, from any... Continue Reading →

Art isn’t Necessarily Therapy, but Creation Can Be

While art can be used very effectively in therapy while under the guidance of an art therapist, separate, on its own, made personally, it's often not. Art can be made to represent times of distress, but it doesn't replace those times in the artists psyche. Moreover, it cements them, memorializes them, it hopefully, someday, is... Continue Reading →

Art and the Search for the Unconscious

"As the longest-running avant-garde movement of the 20th century, Surrealism’s scope and richness is perhaps unparalleled in its influence of modern art and culture." (2) Theory of the Unconscious In 1900 and then 1905, Freud developed a model of the unconscious mind. In 1915 Freud further defined this model. The mind is an iceberg. The... Continue Reading →

To Be Still

For the first time in a long time I'm content with not creating. That's not to say I won't still be making things. I most certainly will. But I'm allowing myself to relax, to recharge, to actually enjoy my photography day job and to not beat myself up when I'm not creating personally. We'll see... Continue Reading →

Your World and the Art you Make of it

your world and the art you make of it #inspiration #toyphotography

Being in the Game

I originally wrote this post, and published it on Toy Photographers in 2017, but it constantly remains oh so relevant. The very first play in The Photographer’s Playbook asks the reader to figure out what game they’re playing. So, I say to myself, “I’m creating because I have a creative drive.” But this needs to... Continue Reading →

Scale Conversions

Wanting to make your own 1:12 dollhouse scale items? First you have to consider scale and make a template. In 1:12 scale, 1 inch in the real world is equivalent to 1 foot in the dollhouse world. The best way to begin is to pull out some dollhouse miniatures you already have and measure them... Continue Reading →

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