Ferocious

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I just finished reading a book by an artist I have mentioned elsewhere in this blog.  "Outside the Lines" is the story of Bill Worrell's personal journey as an artist.  So many great stories and so many things that I resonate with at a very…

How Much is the Dragonfly Sculpture, Part 2

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I started talking about pricing and the cost of art in a previous post.  Pricing your art is tricky.  There's the "market" view of things, essentially how much can you sell your pieces for based on the demand and price sensitivity of your…

Bob Dylan - Shaman

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"An artist has got to be careful to never really to arrive in a place where he thinks he is somewhere.  You also have to realize that you are constantly in a state of becoming, as long as you can stay in that realm, you'll be alright." -Dylan,…

How Much is the Dragonfly Sculpture? Part 1

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When I show someone my dragonflies (or any art really), the most frequently asked first question is "how long did it take you to make it?" Sometimes it's just curiosity .. and that's cool.  More often, if there is a sale involved, i.e.,…

Frequency, Vibration and Art

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Every once in a while, I will diverge from specifically "art" to other things that influence my art.  I am convinced that energy, is a key, maybe THE key, entity that governs our reality.  Everything, is made of energy (Einstein taught us…

Reflections on Poetry

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I read "some" poetry growing up, not as much I suppose as I would have liked.  Wide swath of poets from TS Eliot to Walt Whitman. Why read poetry?  I'll let one of the many alter egos of Robin Williams (as John Keating in Dead Poet's Society)…

Leonardo da Vinci, Autodidact

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28 Nov 2017 - Leonardo da Vinci is one of my favorite historical figures, he epitomizes the concept of the Renaissance Man.  He was also an autodidact, as am I. One of the really cool things about being an artist, a craftsman, a creative…

The Future, Is Out There

It's Thanksgiving, time to be grateful ... for now, for the future, repeat. ON that subject, here are two quotes I like about the future. “Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today" - Dr. Suess "The best way to predict…

Potential vs. Capacity

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Think about the difference between potential and capacity.  I have long counseled my sons to "realize (their) full potential."   I've done the same to myself, feeling like I've sequestered myself in an engineering career without taking the…