Photo by Giorgio Trovato on Unsplash. There’s a lot that I’m learning at this time in my life, as with all times of lives (lol wut?), but one persistent lesson I’m running into is the importance of discerning between others’ negativity and my own self-worth. Someone threw me a few comments a while ago that keep buzzing aroundContinue reading “Natural Shine”
Tag Archives: daily distraction
Find What to Say By Starting
One of the beautiful things about writing these posts (almost) every day is that I’m discovering what I want to say as an artist. It’s not as if I already have something to say and am writing to communicate it… it’s that the act of confronting a blank page (or screen) is helping me developContinue reading “Find What to Say By Starting”
Organizing the Interesting Bits
I sometimes worry that the breadth of material I’m consuming on a day-to-day basis is one of many horrible symptoms of living in a distraction-filled world, and that as a result I’m now lacking the ability to focus my attention on what matters. OK so that’s less of a worry than it is a reality,Continue reading “Organizing the Interesting Bits”
Being Sure of Yourself
Artists are people with something to say. And it often takes guts to speak up. An unwavering confidence in your story, in what you bring to the table, is necessary. We have to have an almost delusional level of conviction to take the risks needed to make an impact.
The More We Discover
I started decentre with what I thought was a clear intention to help queer artists in Atlantic Canada. But the more I work on it, the more I feel the project shifting. I’m sure it’s clear that this blog is more of a personal blog than anything: I don’t purport to be an expert onContinue reading “The More We Discover”
The words pouring out are profoundly ugly. And yet they’re words carrying some sort of meaning. That’s a start. I try to find time for stream of consciousness writing as often as possible. Just write, y’all, with no judgment and no expectations. Weird stuff. It helps.
Make a Statement Or Else
One of the many reasons I’ve left social media, or at least severely limited my use of it, is the ever-increasing pressure to have an opinion. Not only to have an opinion, but to have the right one. I’ve learned the hard way that in a heated and divided world, complicated emotions can easily beContinue reading “Make a Statement Or Else”
Me Me Me
Many seem to be resistant to centring themselves in their own work. I find I write about myself all the time. In fact, during my undergrad, a group of close friends rewrote the lyrics of “You’re So Vain” to “You’re So Luke.” I thought it portrayed me fairly well. I don’t think it’s selfish toContinue reading “Me Me Me”