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, where did...
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 process...
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 our...
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 hard,...
CREATIVITY: PRACTICING WHAT YOU ARE GOOD AT

CREATIVITY: PRACTICING WHAT YOU ARE GOOD AT

It is a mistake to think that the practice of my art has become easy to me. I assure you, dear friend, no one has given so much care to the study of composition as I. There is scarcely a famous master in music whose works I have not frequently and diligently studied....