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…

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,…

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…

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…

Failure is a Learning Tool

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18 Nov 2017 - Listen, really listen, to some Bob Dylan songs; there are plenty to choose from, impossible for me to have a favorite.  It would be something like 'anything off of Blood on the Tracks or Blonde on Blonde.' Dylan's impact on…

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,…

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…