This article about Twitter and public shaming is the best article I've read in a long time.
I enjoyed this post, written from the perspective of an aspiring writer as she confronts the biggest question artists have to answer. Parents, significant others, bosses... what about the next five years? As an artist with a pretty traditional 8-to-5 in marketing, I don't have to answer that question very often. Five years from now I will probably be sitting behind a desk... still. But I wonder, were I to pull the trigger and go full-time artist, how would I measure that? By the world's standards, it's a question worth asking.
I really want to find a few old folding chairs to try this DIY project.
And in case you haven't gotten your art fix lately, here's a post by Alisa Burke about the magic of watercolor pencils.