Bastards of Art : Episode 70

December 18, 2020

An Attitude of Gratitude! Saying goodbye to 2020 and reflecting on what I learned as an artist.

Bastards of Art : Episode 69

November 11, 2020

Episode 69 Interview with EDM Artist Alex Bochel Sometimes the only way to follow your dreams is to jump in with both feet. Alex Bochel is an EDM artist from Washington DC that left his computer science degree behind to pursue his passion in music. In Alex’s words , “There was no backup plan.” It…

Bastards of Art : Episode 68

November 4, 2020

Episode 68 How to navigate a Toxic work Environment I received a test message from a listener. He asked me to do an episode on the unhealthy work environment that tattoo shops can have. Here is his text: “Here’s an idea for a topic: How to navigate toxic work environment in a tattoo shop. Egos,…

Bastards of Art :Episode 67

October 30, 2020

There is nothing worse than being inspired to art but not being able to art.

Bastards of Art : Episode 66

October 22, 2020

Don’t Lose Clients! Understand Client Churn.

Bastards of Art : Episode 65

October 14, 2020

Episode 65 Tattoo Education Most fields that require a license to operate also require some form of continuous education. The benefit to this is not only for the practitioner’s sake but it raises the industry standards as well. In the tattoo industry, formal education is frowned upon. From time to time a tattoo school will…

Bastards of Art : Episode 64

October 7, 2020

Episode 64 I Quit. I Quit Drinking and my Art got Better A decade ago I made the change to quit drinking. The act of drinking had become a way of life for so long that I do not remember too many things that didn’t involve having beers. When I was 35, I woke up…

Bastards of Art : Episode 63

October 1, 2020

Episode 63 There is a fine line between a foot in the door and a foot in the ass. Making the leap to self-employment has some hidden obstacles that will arise. Those who are not ready to grow will fail. The number one enemy people face when they go out on their own is themselves.…

Bastards of Art | Episode 62

February 25, 2020

Bastards of Art | Episode 62 Good Artist Borrow and Great Artist Steal. How and when to use reference. No one starts off their art career being the most original and profound artist on the planet. It just doesn’t work that way.  While you are learning your craft it is crucial to observe how those…

Bastards of Art | Episode 61

February 17, 2020

Bastards of Art | Episode 61 Darwin Vs Einstein The creative person is one of two different creative types: Charles Darwin was a great experimental innovator, who spent decades accumulating evidence on evolution and its mechanisms, and made his greatest contributions late in his career. Albert Einstein was a great conceptual innovator, who made discoveries…