A book I’ve been working on for almost ten years was supposed to be published last February. At the last moment, the University that was going to publish it dropped their publishing program due to political issues between the departments. There I was, back at square one, not knowing if my book would ever find [ Read more … ]
When I was in graduate school, I was expected to KNOW THE LITERATURE. But what I began to notice, was that slogging through reams of other people’s stuff felt dead to me. After all, I was slogging through it with the only purpose of trying to stick names and articles in my brain somewhere. It [ Read more … ]
We live only to discover beauty. All else is a form of waiting.
In their book Art and Fear, David Bayles and Ted Orland argue that art that deals with ideas is more interesting than art that deals with technique. I could not agree more! Ideas are not only what make art interesting, but ideas also give all of us a way to participate in art. We all [ Read more … ]
Creativity is all about relationship. When we create something new, we are making a connection with our self and our inner voice (of course). We’re also connecting with whatever is inspiring us at the moment–the subject we are studying, the tree we are painting, and so on. But there is another connection as well–when we [ Read more … ]