Archive for September 2010

How to Be an Artist With Passion

Painting is an attempt to come to terms with life. There are as many solutions as there are human beings. – George Tooker Just last month in August, I went to the 3rd Friday art gallery viewing at the Zhou B. Art Center (an 84,000 square foot warehouse opened and operated by the world-renowned Zhou [...]

Why I Live With 70 Things

What I own is what I need. Nothing more. And right now? It’s 70 things. Q/A About A Minimalist’s Things: Q: How do you determine what constitutes a “thing”? Is one folder or one sheet of paper a thing? Or is the stack of folders or stack of papers a thing? A: Yes, it may [...]

The Art of the Start

If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. – Thomas A. Edison What if you had a lot of money? Like a ridiculous amount? Would that make you happy? Would it complete your life? The yin that goes with your yang? Or how about time? What if [...]

The Epic Battle! Organizing vs. Minimalism

The trouble with organizing a thing is that pretty soon folks get to paying more attention to the organization than to what they’re organized for. – Laura Ingalls Wilder There’s a reason why this blog is about “Changing the way we think and view the world through minimalism” instead of “Changing the way we think [...]