Where Do Stories Come From: Artist Kindling Letter From MrJayMyers

Where Do Stories Come From: Artist Kindling Letter From MrJayMyers

July 10, 2017By jayart, Blog, children's books, Children's tales, Encouragement, inking, stories, children's tales, comics, children's books,, News, story, Writing

Hey folks, Where do stories come from? Little children often ask the question: where do babies come from? Depending on our comfort level we either squirm or just tell how it works. I like to just tell it how it is: “There’s this invisible giant who walks around and plucks angels out of the clouds … Read More

Great Storytellers are Great Story-listeners: Artist Kindling Letter From MrJayMyers

Great Storytellers are Great Story-listeners: Artist Kindling Letter From MrJayMyers

July 3, 2017By jayart, Blog, children's books, Children's tales, Encouragement, inking, stories, children's tales, comics, children's books,, love, story, Writing

When we become storytellers then we, by needs must become story-listeners. These two go hand in hand by necessity—to truly heal the world, we live in, we have to become listener and teller. Listen to the preachers, the politicians, the teachers, musicians, the writers, the beggars, the fighters… the best of each has a story that … Read More

You’re a Storyteller, Live True: Artist Kindling Letter From MrJayMyers

You’re a Storyteller, Live True: Artist Kindling Letter From MrJayMyers

June 27, 2017By jayart, Blog, Children's tales, Encouragement, Faerie-tales, inking, stories, children's tales, comics, children's books,, story, Writing

Storytelling is an inescapable way of life. It is in the conversations we share, in the work that we do, when we are at the bank and need to explain our frustrations—we want, we need, others to hear and understand our stories. Story is the primal driver of life—when denied, it creates a chasm of confusion, … Read More

Sharing Grows Us: Artist Kindling Letter From MrJayMyers

Sharing Grows Us: Artist Kindling Letter From MrJayMyers

June 19, 2017By jayart, Blog, children's books, Children's tales, Encouragement, inking, stories, children's tales, comics, children's books,, story, Writing

Last week, I began answering some objections and questions to sharing. I am going to continue with this direction—if you have any other questions/objections please feel free to ask/share them in the comments below. Can’t I become masterful without sharing? Yes. But how will we ever know we’ve gained it? What will measure our growth … Read More

Why is Sharing In Public Important: Artist Kindling Letter From MrJayMyers

Why is Sharing In Public Important: Artist Kindling Letter From MrJayMyers

June 12, 2017By jayart, Blog, children's books, Children's tales, Encouragement, Faerie-tales, inking, stories, children's tales, comics, children's books,, News, story, Writing

Hello world. This is the first code that most people will produce when they begin to learn coding. There are a lot of technical reasons for “Hello World”, but let’s look at the emotional impact—there is a successful sharing with everyone (who can see it). You succeeded. “Hello World”—is the coder’s refrigerator art. It’s the, … Read More

Practice leads to Mastery: Artist Kindling Letter From MrJayMyers

Practice leads to Mastery: Artist Kindling Letter From MrJayMyers

June 5, 2017By jayart, Blog, children's books, Children's tales, Encouragement, Faerie-tales, inking, stories, children's tales, comics, children's books,, Recommended Tools, story, Writing

Hey there. I hope your week is off to a great start. Below you will find encouragement, a story, art, and a personal update. Everyone knows the unreasonable phrase: practice makes perfect. I call it unreasonable—because it is untrue. Practice creates passion, it leads to betterment, it grows mastery, but it never, ever, makes perfect. Perfection … Read More

Mastery not Perfection: Artist Kindling Letter From MrJayMyers

Mastery not Perfection: Artist Kindling Letter From MrJayMyers

May 29, 2017By jayart, Blog, Encouragement, inking, stories, children's tales, comics, children's books,, Writing

Hey there, welcome to a new week of creation, happiness, and creating more. I hope your Memorial day is/was memorable as we remember those who served and died to protect us and ensure our freedoms—we might not always agree with why they’ve been sent, but we shouldn’t ever turn our backs on them. I’m going … Read More

Story is better than perfection: Artist Kindling Letter From MrJayMyers

Story is better than perfection: Artist Kindling Letter From MrJayMyers

May 22, 2017By jayart, Blog, children's books, Children's tales, Encouragement, inking, stories, children's tales, comics, children's books,, Recommended Tools, story, Writing

Perfection is a hard bargain. To draw without flaw is impossible—because we will fail in one of two ways: we will either capture the subject inaccurately or we will accurately capture details losing the spirit and energy of the things we draw. On the flip side, if we focus on story (in every work, job, or event) we will capture the timelessness of the tale. Let … Read More

Perfection Kills Love: Artist Kindling Letter From MrJayMyers

Perfection Kills Love: Artist Kindling Letter From MrJayMyers

May 12, 2017By jayart, Blog, Encouragement, inking, stories, children's tales, comics, children's books,, love, Writing

Perfection kills, that’s it. I could stop and make that the entire post, but I won’t. There is so much more to understand about this disease that we have gained. It comes down from the ancients and has embedded itself in our psyche to the point that we are demoralizing, demonizing, and destroying ourselves (and … Read More

On Fearlessness: Artist Kindling Letter From MrJayMyers

On Fearlessness: Artist Kindling Letter From MrJayMyers

April 9, 2017By jay13 Commitments, art, Blog, children's books, Encouragement, inking, stories, children's tales, comics, children's books,, Recommended Tools, Writing

Hi all, welcome to your new week. (I skipped last week because it was our 18th year anniversary.) When we began this road toward commitments, my wife and I discussed different types of inspirations, we took inspiration from those who inspire us, and we pulled these together. Overtime, we came to realize there was something … Read More