Potential vs. Capacity

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Think about the difference between potential and capacity.  I have counseled my sons to "realize (their) full potential" - smacks of a self-help platitude but, it's sincere.  I've done the same to myself, feeling like I've sequestered myself…

Failure is a Learning Tool

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Listen, really listen, to some Dylan songs; there are plenty to choose from, impossible for me to have a favorite. Dylan's impact on popular music is incalculable; his impact on me profound. Favorite lyric #63: "There's no success like…

What's the Connection?

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Technically, this is my first blog post.   I'm starting it in order to better connect to you (yes, you .. the person reading this).   As of today, Star Date 17 November 2017, I am estimating there are exactly ZERO people reading my blog.…

Who's The Cuckoo?

17 Nov 2017 - Just re-watched One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest.  Won the Big 5 Academy Awards, including Jack Nicholson's first Best Actor statue.  Looking towards the White House, the issue of who's really crazy is being debated on the world…

Sunrise

Think about this one: "Living out of your vision is more powerful than living out of your circumstance" Happy Day ...

That Nietzsche Guy ...

Nietzsche is one of those guys I’ve liked since high school. I took an existential lit class (thank you Shanti!) that opened my viewfinder WAY wide on authors and thinkers.  Not that he was an existentialist per se but he was a part of the…

Conversations with Trees

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If I'm stuck, creativity is taking a break, sometimes I'll take a walk.  Get some air, try to be keenly aware of what's going on around me, closely inspecting my world for something I’ve never noticed before. Never know what you'll see. Yesterday,…

Painting, Not Sculpture

Lots going on this week, could be blogging for a month based on all that is happening with me as an artist.  Still in Sedona and (TAH DAH!!) ...  finished a couple of decent paintings.  Just for the record, these truly are my first paintings.…

Manifesting ... Art

I'm in Sedona (one of my Favorite Places On Earth, must be them vortexes ... ) for a workshop with Jeanne Bessette.  Jeanne is my latest FPOE (Favorite Person On Earth) ... such energy and joy pouring out of this lady.  She actually asked…

New Art - Spark Plug Dragonflies and Clay Cattails

Finished several new pieces .. actually it was a couple weeks ago that I finished them but, finally getting around to posting them.  Elsewhere in these blogs I've noted that "a lot of making art is like digging ditches."  Marketing your art…