Courtney M. McSwain, Writer

Why Are You In This?: A Kind of Book Review of Sharon Louden’s Living and Sustaining a Creative Life

The life of an artist isn’t for the faint of heart. That’s the bottom line of Sharon Louden’s curated collection of essays, “Living and Sustaining a Creative Life (Intellect, 2013),” in which 40 working artists share the reality of their daily lives. Louden’s collection offers valuable lessons on striking a balance between the need to… [Continue Reading]

Leah Lakins On…Money & Creativity

I’m excited to debut a new Q&A series, “Artists & Changemakers On…,” where artists, creative entrepreneurs and social change agents share their thoughts on each month’s blog theme. Today I’m thrilled to have independent editor and writer Leah Lakins share her thoughts on money and creativity. In January of this year, Leah Lakins fulfilled her… [Continue Reading]