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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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…

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.  I actually first heard of a number of poets listening to Dylan and Van Morrison; their lyrics are littered with…

Leonardo da Vinci, Autodidact

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Leonardo da Vinci is one of my favorite historical figures, he epitomizes the concept of the Renaissance Man.  He was also an autodidact.  I'm kinda like that, although I'm an amateur compared to Leonardo and others. One of the really cool…

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 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.…