Art Modeling and Creating Art with Krystal Becker

Where does inspiration come from? Ask the ancient Greeks and they'd point you to the muses—goddesses with the role of inspiring artists, writers, and scientists. Today we meet Krystal Becker, a modern-day muse (or art model) and an artist herself. Meeting Krystal in person, you'd be unsurprised artists are drawn to her. Her retro features …

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Make a 2017 Bucket List

As we approach the end of the year, you know what question is headed your way. “Any New Year’s resolutions?” Does anyone actually stick to these things? I feel psyched about New Year's resolutions for about two weeks before I start dodging people as they ask me how it's going.  So for those who are a little sick …

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Create the World You Want to See

I’ve been thinking a lot in the past couple weeks about the subtitle I chose for this blog. Why not, "Story time!" or "Who brought the marshmallows?" or "Why to be careful checking out a stack of books about witchcraft because a student might think you're trying to summon the devil"? (Another story for another time.) See, …

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“If you are a dreamer, come in…” -Shel Silverstein

I am a risk-taker. In college, when there wasn’t a book club on campus, I signed the papers to create one. When I couldn’t afford to join an amazing-looking writers retreat, I gathered together a group of local creatives and planned one from scratch. In my job as an academic advisor, when a panel of …

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