Why The Hell Do They Call It Art?

A lot of people don’t get ‘art.’ They look at art for face value, putting little if no effort into thinking deeper about the how’s or why’s – the real meat behind the artwork. Like, how did the artist do that? or why did the artist do that? Or, hey, this was the first time this concept... Read more »

Where Does Art Stand In A Throw Away World?

Ever have one of those conversations that’s so deep, you feel like you need to rent out an entire restaurant with full staff to keep the food coming while you and your conversation team solve the world’s problems? I had one of those conversations recently, minus the restaurant. Actually it was via email, but none... Read more »

Brutal Misconceptions of 'The Artist'

Ugh. I shudder to think the number of times I’ve been told throughout my creative life that you can’t make money being an artist. Yet, I look around my circle of friends, and creative networks, and see a lot of successful ‘artsy’ people making lots of cool stuff YOU want to buy. I would like... Read more »

By Way Of Introduction...

My name is Alisa Steady and I’m a visual artist. I am lucky enough to have been given an opportunity to blog for ChicagoNow and I’m looking forward to it! I have a lot to say. Thoughts. Opinions. Rah-Rah cheerleading for the dreamer who wants to make a creative life for him or herself. I... Read more »