Rothko: How Art Saved a Life

I read on Brainpickings recently that Mark Rothko, the marvelous abstract expressionist painter, said that when people “weep” when seeing his paintings they are having the same transcendent experience he had when he painted.   Transcendence is an interesting word. It...

Writing by Hand

“I’ve always written by hand. Mostly with a fountain pen, but sometimes with a pencil—especially for corrections. If I could write directly on a typewriter or a computer, I would do it. But keyboards have always intimidated me. I’ve never been able to think...

Neil Gaiman and the Reviewers

Here’s a little explanation on why I just thank reviewers, and say no more… ———————————- I really like what Neil Gaiman said about reviews recently: “Several people wanted to know my opinion on Anne Rice’s recent outburst on Amazon.com. (Here’s the book in...

SINFUL FOLK Illustrator NIKKI MCCLURE on Art and How it works

Sinful Folk illustrator Nikki McClure‘s painstaking papercut process. Love her artwork, and her fabulous cover for Sinful Folk! And here’s what she says about Art: “Mistakes are OK. They’re not something I really set out to make — that’s not really a...