Something interesting happened this past week. I allowed myself to put a painting in an art show that I didn't believe that anyone would like, and I was stunned when it was one of the first paintings to sell. After the sale, I remarked to...

William Shakespeare said: "What’s in a name?  that which we call a rose  By any other name would smell as sweet…" Shakespeare Well, that might have been true when Shakespeare was alive–before the age of the World Wide Web--but at this time, the names that we give things...

She was like an old, red hen With a small and unadorned head, She didn't cock-a-doodle-doo. She merely clucked, As she picked her way along. Jacki Kellum Yesterday, I discussed how writing--especially memoir writing--can be beneficial for painters and other kinds of artists, too. http://jackikellum.com/write-or-paint-to-free-yourself-from-the-ghosts-of-your-past-and-to-celebrate-the-good/ In another post, I attempted to explain how writing...