Artist's block is real. But it's also not as bad as you think. In fact, it's pretty easy to overcome, and there are a lot of ways to do it.

Before we can beat the block, though, we have to backtrack and understand what causes it.

What Causes Artist's Block?

There's a book by John C. Harrison...


To the aspiring artist works such as the Sistine Chapel, The Ecstasy of St. Theresa, or The Triumph of the Name of Jesus enthrall and astound. They stand as resplendent pillars to the Catholic establishment, but more so they represent the artist's ability to achieve complete mastery.



I chose the Archangel Raphael as the story's protagonist due to this passage from Enoch 1 where he is declared to be:

“one of the four presences set over all the diseases and all the wounds of the children of men”

Quite the burden, even for a divine being. A burden that I imagined would eventu...


Growing up with a stammer was terrible.

It was an invisible malady whose grip on my psyche felt akin to the debilitating effects of sleep deprivation. The facial contortions and drawing of blood as my teeth forced themselves to hold my intractable tongue in place didn’t even amount to the worst...