Art as Therapy

Blog, Lego, Life, Photography

Has life got you down? Art can help.

My latest piece for Toy Photographers was the hardest one I’ve had to write, but definitely the most honest. I’m having a hard time, with both depression and political frustration (the threat of nuclear war and goddamn Nazi rallies will do that to you), and have learned that I can lean on art, specifically my art, to help. Art is extremely therapeutic.

You can read all about it in my article here.

Sometimes, art is the very best medicine.

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I’m Now A Contributor At Toy Photographers!

Blog, Lego, Life

In a complete failure to update my blog more regularly, I’ve neglected to announce that I’m now a regular contributor to Toy Photographers, a wonderful blog about toy photography, featuring artists from around the world! I’m incredibly proud to be part of the team, and have been writing regularly since February.

My first post as part of this new venture is about why I became a toy photographer, and why I chose LEGO as my particular subject. You can check it out here. 

My Most Anticipated Films of 2017

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2017 is officially upon us, which means we have a whole new year of movies ahead of us! What am I looking forward to most? Well, I’m glad you asked! These are my most anticipated films of the year.

My Favorite Films of 2016

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Happy New Year! Depending on where you are, 2016 is either drawing to a close or has already crawled back into the hellhole from whence it came. All in all, 2016 was a rough year for the world, but as I look back, I think it was actually a pretty good year for movies. So at least we can take comfort in that!

I had a really hard time narrowing down and organizing my list of favorites. I didn’t see everything I wanted to (I’m sure La La Land would have earned a slot here, but sadly didn’t see it in time), but all in all I saw 314 movies this year, 60 of which were new releases. Early on, there were a couple of movies I knew would end up in this blog post, and they stayed with me all year long, jumping around quite a bit as I edited my list.

Once it came down to it, I decided that instead of boiling it all down to a top 10, I’d give myself a bit of leeway and am instead presenting my top 15 films of 2016. I just felt that some of them were too important, or spoke to me so deeply, that I couldn’t leave them. I also didn’t want to jumble them into a group of honorable mentions, because they’re just too good for that.

So, without further ado, let’s kiss 2016 goodbye with a look back at my top 15 films of the year!