Is a Copycat the Right Choice?

I often find job descriptions that say something like, “Look at our competitors and design a web site like theirs,” or “Copy a competitor’s look to design ours,” or better yet, “Copy a blog but change it enough so that it looks like you wrote it,” and “Grab some of our competitor’s photos, twist them a little, and use them for our web site.” It never stops to amaze me how people try to market their products or services by being so completely unoriginal! Read More

Seven Moons Pendant on the Cover of ACS Quarterly!

My Seven Moons Silver Pendant is a pure silver collage created with metal clay (PMC) that was inspired by the feminine energy of the Moon and also by the concept that the Moon reflects the light of the Sun in the same manner that our mind reflects the light of pure consciousness. I chose the number Seven because it is a very mystical number with many connotations and deep symbolism used by many esoteric schools. Read More

To Facebook or Not to Facebook?

That is the question nowadays… Not so much if you should join the millions of people on Facebook, which you probably already do, given the fact that is nice to reconnect with old friends and share things you do, think, or enjoy with friends and family members, but the question is whether you should join Facebook as a creative type and have a “Fan Page” to promote your business. Read More

Art Plus Fear Equals Procrastination

I’ve been hearing many artists talk about art and fear lately. It’s amazing how so many of them don’t think they are true artists and even consider themselves an impostor or fraud of sorts and live with the fear that someone might “discover” who they truly are. Or something like that. I guess it’s all part of the tribulations that arise from choosing the creative process as a vital form of expression… Read More

The Dream: New Pure Silver Pendant

This design was inspired by a song I wrote many years ago called A Dream Within a Dream, which referred to the yogic philosophical view that the external world is not real, just an illusion, and that the only true reality is the self, and also with the incredibly versatile nature of dreams, where desires, fears, experiences and people get mixed up and re-created to fulfill a subconscious purpose. Read More