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We all know it way too well: We really ought to disconnect ourselves and our devices and practice what we preach: sit down with a notebook or a Spacepen, or go to the studio and go all in....

Don't buy, and don't buy into everything: the stories you tell yourself create your reality and expand (or narrows) your world. Do...

A recommendation that we all stand up against the culture of perfection, and instead of only posting the beautiful, staged pictures, also dare to stand by our ugly moments, the errors and mistakes, and show our reality without a filter....

Is there anything cooler than seeing someone insist on their own biased approach, and dare to walk the plank? Here's my own take on an artist statement, which shows how you can choose to reprioritize your efforts and your goals in your mid/late forties....

—is not, and yet is often the same as appreciating one's work. Setting an amount is a difficult discipline, not least for us artists who prefer to talk about moods, materials and flow rather than money....

As a freelancer, you sell your own working time. Many will therefore probably think that the wisest thing is to pay as many invoiced hours as possible, and get as much money as possible in the coffers. Personally, though, I have chosen a slightly different strategy....

After countless poor excuses, I have now finally said goodbye to my self-proclaimed, imagined amateur status. In short, I have become wiser, and have chosen to commit myself to living, acting and creating as a professional....

Groping blindly may sound helpless, but is not necessarily the stupidest approach if the long-term ambition is to create something groundbreakingly different and new....

It is not every day that it is easy to keep faith in what you create; paint, write, whatever, has any value. But damn it. Even though it's hard, never let self-doubt get the better of you and undermine the project....

Love the old-fashioned, leather-bound notebooks, and the impossible mess I get scrawled down and tucked out of the way in them. The world becomes more manageable in a tech-friendly notes app. But writing by hand just adds something different, more, and more alive to the writing process....

In the book The death of the artist, William Deresiewicz describes an economy where we have all become content creators, and fight for each other's attention on Google's and Facebook's premises; an economy where it is harder than ever for the creative artists to find a foothold, financially....