Today's post in the Advice to Young Creatives series comes from actor and playwright Vichet Chum. Vichet is someone I think of as a compass in the world, pointing in the direction of truth and light. Thank you so much Vi for taking the time to write your thoughts and advice to young folks embarking … Continue reading Advice to Young Creatives Series: Guest Post by Playwright & Actor Vichet Chum
Hi Friends, Wow, so much has changed in a little over a month since I last wrote. Not sure about you, but the uncertainty and transition times are the hardest for me. While we all navigate the in-between spaces of not quite back to 'normal' I hope you take time for yourselves when you need … Continue reading Advice to Young Creatives Series: Admit Your Mistakes & Failures
Hey Friends, It was nice last week to be able to go back out into the 'real world' (ie. outside the four walls of our house) and try some new mocktails at the Sahara, but it also feels great to get back into the Advice to Young Creatives Series today. I've been thinking lately about … Continue reading Advice to Young Creatives Series: Support Your Peers
Hey friends, We're starting to see light at the end of the tunnel! Vaccines are rolling out, the weather is getting nicer, the economy is picking up (and we have economic leaders that care about EVERYONE'S economic recovery...!), and more and more folks are starting to look for new employment as the world re-opens. All … Continue reading Advice to Young Creatives Series: Boundaries are more important than ever
Hi Friends, Today I want to talk a bit about creating space in your life for creative pursuits that don't relate to money, success, accolade, or any of the other bull that the world will tell you is a 'must.' Let me start by saying this--YES creatives should be paid for their work. YES you … Continue reading Advice to Young Creatives Series: Cultivate a non-monetary creative practice
Hey Friends, As you may have seen last week, I'm working on a series of posts dedicated to young creatives. There are so many things I wish I had been told as a young creative (and so many things I was told that weren't helpful). Today I wanted to talk about the feeling I had … Continue reading Advice to Young Creatives Series: Your goals can and probably should change.
Hi friends, It's been a bit. I've needed to take some time to absorb ALL THE THINGS of the past year and regroup. In addition to processing and reflecting on the pandemic, Black Lives Matter, social justice reckonings, and insurrection, I've also had a fair amount of change in the my own job and some … Continue reading Advice To Young Creatives Series
For the past few years I've released a totally 100% free downloadable PDF calendar featuring original art. I hope you enjoy this year's calendar! Click here to begin your PDF download Dear Friends, To say it has been a year would be an understatement. This has been one of the hardest years I can remember, … Continue reading 2021 Free Downloadable Calendar
Hi Friends, I've been working on a little project the past few weeks on Instagram: Postcard Activism. The goal has been to encourage folks to reach out to their representatives for certain issues. They're each hand printed linocuts and I've mailed them to folks in exchange for their activism. The first was a postcard to … Continue reading Postcard Activism
For the time being, instead of selling my artwork, I'm sending it to folks in exchange for direct donations to organizations. Below are the organizations that if you donate to, I am happy to mail you artwork. How does it work? DM me on Instagram or email me at vegassober (at) gmail and let me … Continue reading Art for Good
Hey Friends, Wherever you are, I hope this post finds you safe. I think we can all agree the past seven weeks have been full of ups, downs, highs, lows, tears, concern, hope, reflection, gratitude, fear, and everything in between. I made the above mixed media collage "grieve this" as a response to the intense … Continue reading Online Resources & Permission to Feel However You Are Feeling
Hey Friends, I'll be hosting a FREE Sober in Vegas Meetup on February 29th from 3pm-4:30pm! It's going to be an "Art & Chill" event where you're invited to bring a project you are working on, or perhaps some art supplies to make something around the table while we all spend some low pressure time … Continue reading Sober in Vegas Meetup: Art & Chill, February 29th!