CREATING MUSIC ALONE AND TOGETHER

CREATING MUSIC ALONE AND TOGETHER

A musician must make music, An artist must paint, a poet must write if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. -Abraham Maslow   Artistic expression, practice, much hard work and also creative playtime are essential elements in the lives of musicians...
A COMPELLING IDEA: THE SPIRIT OF THE SENSES

A COMPELLING IDEA: THE SPIRIT OF THE SENSES

What oft is thought but n’er well expressed -Alexander Pope   Alice in Wonderland, The Mona Lisa, Carmen, the Polio Vaccine – those remarkable stories, paintings, musical compositions, scientific breakthroughs, those extraordinary creative ideas,...
CREATING SOLO: WRITING AND PAINTING

CREATING SOLO: WRITING AND PAINTING

Solitude is blankness that makes accidents happen. -Robert Penn Warren   Aloneness, as opposed to loneliness, fosters a necessarily personal relationship with intuition and creativity. It allows us the uninterrupted time of feeling our way through the creative...
THE ART OF POSITIVE THINKING

THE ART OF POSITIVE THINKING

An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere. -Albert Schweitzer   Can we be realistic and adventurous, cautious and daring, conscientious and exuberant all at the same time? We can because we all have more than one self from which we can generate...
Building Solid Foundations

Building Solid Foundations

One can compare art education to the solid foundation for a house – once it’s properly built, it will hold any shape or form you will place in it. -Igor Babailov   Passivity is a creativity cruncher. Having good ideas and then taking ownership of them, requires...