The Silence Factory: It is a fun place.


by Atim Annette Oton First published in Calabar Magazine. Every other day, I have the same discussion with someone: an African, a Caribbean or an African-American person. It goes like this: When will we get it together? They complain about how little progress has been made and how we as black people are not ready andContinue reading “The Silence Factory: It is a fun place.”

The Head Game: 6 Ways to Break the What Ifs to do Life’s Work


by Atim Annette Oton Most people wonder why I seem to move ahead and succeed in what I plan or intend. My simple response is that my head game is extremely focused and inline with my life, goals and objectives, and I am on a mission to fulfill my dream. Additionally, I think positively and actuallyContinue reading “The Head Game: 6 Ways to Break the What Ifs to do Life’s Work”

Enjoying the Creative Process: A Lifetime Process


by Atim Annette Oton Several of my last postings have focused on the perils of artists and designers;so this week, I begin exploring the process of creativity that blossoms in the hands of success. My good friend Patricia would say that New York’s sun affected my mood this morning so, alas, the positive mode. LastContinue reading “Enjoying the Creative Process: A Lifetime Process”

The Artist’s and Designer’s Cover-up: Fronting, Stuck, Hiding and Running Away


by Atim Annette Oton My last 13 years of working with artists and designers have revealed some deep and critical issues about how they handle themselves in crisis or make critical decisions. What it shows are four destructive paths that form the basis of self sabotage and result in failure, so when I began toContinue reading “The Artist’s and Designer’s Cover-up: Fronting, Stuck, Hiding and Running Away”

Succeeding as an Artist and Designer: Breaking through Failure


by Atim Annette Oton For the last 13 years, I have spent time counselling artists and designers about moving the careers to the next level. A good number of them have been emerging and established, but they have common threads when it comes to failure. Carolyn Edlund wrote the best list on how to fail asContinue reading “Succeeding as an Artist and Designer: Breaking through Failure”