Conversations on the connection between spirituality, creativity and making art.

Icarus: Rising, Falling

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I wanted to create a masculine complement to the feminine Madam Butterfly series, something consistent with the Spirits of Transformation archetype that influences my art. As you may know, Icarus and his father Daedalus attempted to escape…

Not Knowing (what you're doing)?

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The subtitle for this should be "Get in Line" A while back I heard the expression "You should always be a beginner at something." To me, this goes beyond the macro of learning something new, whether its the oboe or Mandarin or patience. I…

Identity Enhancement and Objets d'Art

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Eckhart Tolle says that the unconscious compulsion to enhance one's identity by association with an object is built into the very structure of the egoic mind. This is exactly what Marketing Mastermind Seth Godin concludes about the near cult-like…

Bringing Art to Life

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When you are an artist, do you become your art?  I have written about the flow state of creating, when you are so absorbed in your work that time suspends, flows happens and your creative powers/juices/mojo literally go on auto pilot. I…

Controlling the Universe ... Not

My wife Marsha and I attend the Unity Center in San Diego.  Sunday services are led by the Rev. Wendy Craig-Purcell.  A week or two ago, Wendy  had this gem to share as a part the day's topic: "To the extent that we are controlling, we are…

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…

Frequency, Vibration and Art

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As you may have noticed, this blog isn't just about art.  One topic that will keep coming up are the things that influence my art.  Energy, that's one of those things - I am convinced that energy, is a key, maybe THE key, entity that governs…

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.…