When You Discover You’re Free

You discover you’re free spontaneously after driving down a country road on your way home and pulling over for gas. You fill up your tank and are about to leave but choose to go inside the general store instead. In that country general store, you find rows upon rows of things, going farther back, back,Continue reading “When You Discover You’re Free”

The Importance of Breaking From Routine

I wrote a poem the other day as I was on my way out the door that included this stanza: It’s important to go out at odd times sometimesTo break from your routineRemind yourself you’re not locked inThat there’s a whole big world just waiting Writers and other creative types often talk about the importanceContinue reading “The Importance of Breaking From Routine”

The Importance of Switching Mediums

My mom says that when she’s feeling stuck with her art, she switches mediums, which always helps. Sometimes, I take pictures rather than write poems. I go for walks and film artistic interpretations of fountains. I colour while listening to podcasts or the chatter of my friends. I apply paint inexpertly to canvas. I amContinue reading “The Importance of Switching Mediums”

Making Time for Art

I think we can make time for art if we are willing to prioritize it. There is always something else you “should” be doing, but if you can choose art, I’d recommend allowing yourself to do so. I moved two days ago AND just got a new kitten. I’m also still working and only recentlyContinue reading “Making Time for Art”

Just One Piece of the Puzzle

There are people working on a puzzle. They are contributing pieces to the whole picture so that they can look at it together. There is also a person who is tightly holding on to a puzzle piece they’ve found. It is all they’re aware of, all they can see. They won’t contribute to the largerContinue reading “Just One Piece of the Puzzle”