I will be in a pop-up exhibition in Evanston in January. Opening is Saturday, January 9.

Half off art sale! Limited time offer! In an effort to clear out my studio to make room for new work, I am having a sale on select photographs. Everything is 50% off, framed and ready to go. They're 32"x32" framed.  

I will even ship it for free if you're not in Chicago! Let me know if you want more info on a particular piece. 

View the images and price list (PDF)

Open Studios Evanston is happening again this weekend. Stop by Saturday from 1-5pm. Let's talk about art while eating miniature cookies. 

On Saturday, June 7 from 3:00-8:00pm, I will be taking part in a new event called Open Studios Evanston. More than 50 artists and galleries throughout the city will be welcoming visitors and showcasing the vibrant arts scene in Evanston. 

Having moved around so much in the last 10 years, it's a little strange that some of my closest friends will finally be able to see my photographs. I'm nervous, but excited!

You can see my work at my studio at 1707 Central St. in Evanston or as part of a group show at Botti Studio, 919 Grove St. in Evanston. Hope to see you all!

I'm continuing to think about practice as my word for 2014. Also thinking about deliberate practice, or focus. Sometimes this means letting go, setting some boundaries and then accepting that you have to move on from an idea. Perhaps to return, perhaps not.

To kick off 2014, a couple of Twitter friends (James T. Green and Mana Ionescu) asked what my word for the year would be. Without thinking too much about it, I thought of PRACTICE. Then I asked myself why I chose that word.

In the past few months, I had read about Malcolm Gladwell's research about how it takes 10,000 hours of practice to achieve mastery in a field. I also stumbled upon Joshua Foer's writing about “deliberate practice”, which posits that if you want to get better at something, you can’t be in "autopilot" mode. Rather, you have to have focused, cognitive effort with built-in feedback loops.

In addition, I was thinking about all of the different projects that I have going on at one time and how to actually structure my time and get things done. What am I practicing? What do I want to get better at? Where do I want my attention focused? What don’t I care about getting better at?

If I think about my projects/work in terms of PRACTICE (both as a verb and noun), it seems to highlight the work that I want to get done.

Existential question of the day: Is making a new website really worth it, or just a distraction?

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