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,...
HOW DO YOU MEASURE A CREATIVE IDEA?

HOW DO YOU MEASURE A CREATIVE IDEA?

Speech is the twin of my vision, it is unequal to measure itself, it provokes me forever, it says sarcastically, Walt you contain enough, why don’t you let it out then? -Walt Whitman   How do you measure a creative idea? How do you know if that glimpse of...
CREATIVITY AND ORIGINALITY

CREATIVITY AND ORIGINALITY

What we perceive and understand depends upon what we are. -Aldous Huxley   Do I see what you see? How similar are our observations? Is your perception of my art going to be commensurate with the reaction I am hoping to receive from you? Should I create only with the...