This week my friend and Billings based photographer, cinematographer, artist, poet Mary Kate Teske and I catch up. 

This week I tried my best to answer a few emailed in questions and then went over a few more with Ken and Richie as we sat in Chico Hotsprings...hotsprings sound so nice right now, especially after having just fallen down my studio stairs.

Like the title says, this week it's mostly nonsensical ramblings. There might be one or two halfway decent thoughts in this somewhere. 

My friend Garth swung by to use my internet, little did he know he'd have to defend his love of Jordan Peterson to me...

Whether you love him or not, Peterson is making huge differences in the lives of many people today. Thank you Garth for taking time out of your work day to engage with me and help me to understand a little better why you have found him so helpful. 

In this episode I share a couple stories about times I felt humiliated or really awkward or small and how sharing stories like this can help us bear the hard parts of life -- that in sharing about the wounds of our past, they are in some way robbed of their sting.

This morning Lenny and Jaxi, the owners of Ebon Coffee Collective -- which is connected to the gallery, swung by my place for coffee. Jaxi recently attended the Global Leadership Summit and has some new ideas she's excited to implement into their business. 

I love this conversation with my buddy Grant! If I remember correctly, we covered a lot of good stuff about the creative process, coping with insecurities -- how they can fuel us at times, and how we can perhaps set them aside and just live life. 

If you haven't already, check out Grant's kickstarter at:

This week I'm getting ready for the Yellowstone show! But first, I thought I'd share a few more thoughts on lack and how we cope with it. Also I share a few emails from listeners.

Lately, I've been struggling with Anxiety! It's awful! Here's my story with it so far...

Karyn Mehus helps me flesh out some ideas on relativism and absolutism. 

Coila Evans helps answer questions about finding community in the art world. 

Monday July 23rd - We're trying our best to understand modernism, post modernism... I may be way off in my comprehension of it all, so please feel free to email in with comments, questions, concerns, and corrections. 

Monday Update, July 16. Recorded while on our way to paint in Yellowstone.

For at least a month or so I'm going to publish episodes each week. I'll do my best to answer any questions that are emailed in. 

Four great contemporary artists share their near immediate reactions to Emil Carlsen's paintings.

Come hang out with Josh in his studio as he shares story after story -- each full levity and profound insight. 

Join us in Albin Veselka's studio as he shares his thoughts on art, gratitude, perserverance, and future plans.

Daniel Keys just won the grand prize at Portrait Society! Hear what this huge accomplishment means to him and what it felt like to hear his name called! Thank you to those that wrote in with questions! Daniel was able to answer many of them.

Hop in the submarine with Ken and I as we finish a day of plein air painting in Paradise Valley!

Kenneth Yarus, Richie Carter, Nate Closson, and I went down to Scottsdale, AZ for the opening of Daniel Keys' solo exhibition, "Opus," at Legacy Gallery...and we recorded a little bit of the madness. So pull up a chair, and join the five of us at this hexagonal table.

Grant Jones, or is it Grant Allen Jones...either way, the man is a lyrical genius. In this episode, Grant stops in and sings a couple acoustic originals...and they're so good! Enjoy!

Ohhhhh man.....I love this guy and his music so much! This episode is my attempt to make an album commentary. Whether your familiar with Parker's music or not you can find beautiful insight on friendship, family, the long journey of a career in the arts, thoughts on speaking well of others when they're not around, forgiveness, the reality that our darkness eventually comes to the light, and much more.

Richie Carter the artist/musician delivers hilarious stories and honest insight into the highs and lows of creativity. He shares his thoughts on composition, finding your own artistic voice, and he let us include one of his original songs. This was a really fun episode to work on. Enjoy!

Episode 5: Daniel Keys talks about his pursuit of art, the importance of mentors, the false narratives surrounding a career in art, and a few thoughts on navigating the art waters. 

Episode 4: Gail Luhman is the owner of Cool Water Jewelry of Montana, but I know her as Mom. When it comes to making art and running a business, she's a pretty smart cookie. I made this episode so that 30 years from now, I'd have it. However, artists of all backgrounds will love her insight. Enjoy...

Episode 3: Kristen tells us about her life as a gallery owner and author, the wonderful artists she's worked along side, her relationship with her late husband Tim, and some practical advice for artists everywhere.

Episode 2: "More than the Weather" - an essay on something life changing for me, and a nice little chat with my good friend Molly!

Music is provided by Ryan Kabeary and Known By Name!

Josh Clare and I grab breakfast and talk art and life. Josh shares a sweet little something near the end of the episode.

Music for this podcast comes from my good friend Ryan Kabeary and his band Known by Name. If you'd like to purchase his album please give me a call, and we'll drop one in the mail for you. 


I was a guest on my friend Matt's Art Brew podcast. He gave me the chance to share my journey in the arts as well as my convictions. I hope you'll give it a listen. You can find more of his podcasts at: