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There have been a lot of mornings recently where I have woken up with that voice in my head telling me that I am a…
If you had asked me a few years ago when I started selling art, what it takes to be a successful artist… my answer would…
Life is so much easier when you are fachunking your way through it, but inside farts can be a problem.
Today I woke up and realized that it’s been about two and a half weeks since I have ventured out of the studio. Although our…
I feel like anytime I open up my email, it is one company or other sending deals for Covid 19.
I am now turning some age in February where I have been deemed an old fart.
January is here and it is the beginning of 2020. This is the time of year where fad diets and hard to keep promises become…
As much as some people like to say that I’m lucky, luck had nothing to do with it.
I have been told on occasion that I’m so lucky to be able to live the life I live. Someone sees a snapshot of my…
I have been very busy lately juggling a full-time art career, Youtube media studio, weekly podcasts, commissions, writing a book, art shows, giving presentations, gearing…
The art world is made up of one on one interactions and I think we forget that sometimes in this media blasted quick pace world.
There are six things that I look at whenever I find myself floundering in my career or in life.
This morning I found myself contemplating my life and the different ways I have lived it.
People ask me this question all the time. Usually, I leave them very disappointed with my answer.
Most of you know that I launched my book campaign recently. What you may not know is that I am terrified to put a book…
I was thinking about the concept of being awesome the other day and I looked it up.
Back in the day, making excuses was like breathing air for me. I had some great ones, in fact they were so good that I…
Recently I felt like a little mouse, with a tiny helmet, attempting to figure out a way to get the cheese out of a giant…
There is something on my mind and you’ll be following me through the twists and turns of my thought process when something pisses me off.
So, this post is not going to be my usual feel good post, because there’s just a little something I want to get off my…
I had a conversation with someone at the market the other day, and immediately I thought “why would you have a friend like that?”
I think it is a necessary plight that one will have to get used to when you are putting yourself out there.
I hate to burst your bubble, but I don’t do any drugs and I’m really quite boring… but awesomely boring.
I know what you’re thinking, oh boy Rafi is going to give us an airy fairy lecture on the universe or some crap like that.
If you want to be creative, do it. Forget the prejudice that creativity is saved for the select few.
I would challenge everyone in the world and say, yes you are perfect. You are the most perfect version of you that exists out there.
Ever felt that there must be more to life? Well, good news, there is! And it’s right here in front of us. We just need…
When you are an artist you live a life full of fun things like constant rejection… That can suck a little.
While talking to Klee about it, I broke down and my eyes started tearing up.
There are times when talking with the cashier at the grocery store is the social highlight of our day.
Recently Klee and I went up north to go see my daughter’s lead performance in her last High school play.
This is written simply to tell you how freakin awesome you are! Yes, YOU!
It’s never fun being rejected. As artists, Klee and I experience rejection ALL the time.
Sometimes you have to stop what you are doing and ask yourself when was the last time you went into a gut hurting laugh.
I’m writing this because sometimes I don’t feel as creative. There are days where I’m just staring at a blank canvas.
Understanding that happiness is a choice. You have to genuinely understand that you choose in that moment to be happy or not, despite what is…
We have been busy in the studio and have some awesome pieces that we want to share with you. Enjoy!
Some people call this awareness “mindfulness,” I like to call it “open your eyes yo!”
I think this statement says a lot to explain how changing my perspective had a huge impact on the way I see the world, and…
There is this interesting thing that happens when someone finds out I’m an artist.
There are 5 things I remind myself of daily in order to really get the most out of life.
A few weeks ago I spoke at the Santa Rosa Art Association about the perils of being a perfectionist as an artist. If I’m honest,…
I practice feeling grateful, and before you start rolling your eyes, and think I’m talking about some secret or something, I’m not.
This is my social commentary on the way that people talk to themselves or the way they see themselves.
I’ll be doing a demo and talk about the beauty of imperfection at the Santa Rosa Art Association on February 23 at 9am.