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Be an Unreasonable Artist

You've reached my OLD WEBSITE. For an updated version of this post, please visit: https://stephaniestorey.com/blog/be-an-unreasonable-artist I just started reading Gaudi: a biography by Gijs Van Hensbergen and the opening quote is from George Bernard Shaw's Man and Superman: "The reasonable man... Continue Reading →

See the Della Robbia Exhibit at the National Gallery

You've reached my OLD WEBSITE. For updates on my novels and other news, please visit my new site at: https://stephaniestorey.com These days, media alerts and anger overwhelm our lives. We're all swimming in the constant noise of distrust, disunity and distaste. All sides... Continue Reading →

10 Ways Our World is Like the Renaissance

You've reached MY OLD WEBSITE. For an updated version of this post (and to see the latest on my new website) please go to: https://stephaniestorey.com/blog/10-ways-our-world-is-like-the-renaissance In honor of Michelangelo's birthday today -- March 6th (he would be 542), I've been... Continue Reading →

To Succeed as an Artist, Seek an Unbalanced Life: Lessons from Gaudi

You've reached my OLD WEBSITE. For an updated version of this post, please visit https://stephaniestorey.com/blog/to-succeed-as-an-artist-seek-an-unbalanced-life I hear it all the time: To be happy, you must seek balance. "The only way to be a successful human being is to NOT... Continue Reading →

10 Artists Plagued by Self-Doubt: Lessons from the National Gallery of Art

You've reached my OLD WEBSITE. For updates on my novels and other news and posts, please visit my NEW SITE at: https://stephaniestorey.com It's so fine and yet so terrible to stand in front of a blank canvas. -- Paul Cezanne... Continue Reading →

Why You Should Care About Art

You've reached my OLD WEBSITE. For updates on my novels and other news and posts, please visit my NEW SITE at: https://stephaniestorey.com I'm an art-historical novelist, so obviously I care about art. But why should you -- with your busy days,... Continue Reading →

To Succeed in Business, Major in Art History

You've reached my OLD WEBSITE. For updates on my novel, news and new posts, please visit: https://stephaniestorey.com I hear it all the time from high school and college students (and their parents): to succeed, you must major in science, technology,... Continue Reading →

For Orlando: The Art of Love Over Hate

You've reached my OLD WEBSITE. For updates on my novel, news and new posts, please visit: https://stephaniestorey.com I had a different post planned for this week, but how can I write about anything after Orlando? There are no words. And yet too... Continue Reading →

Why Artists Should Move to Durham, NC

You've reached my OLD WEBSITE. For updates on my novels and other news/posts, please visit my new site at https://stephaniestorey.com While on national book tour for my debut novel, Oil and Marble, my husband and I are searching for a... Continue Reading →

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