It lives in a place that’s beyond social conditioning.
In the physical sciences, we think the only world we know is what can be measured. But the creative lives in another realm. This realm, this ‘Other world’ slips into our day-to-day world in various ways—striking images, moments of exquisite beauty, intense dreams. It slips into our language through metaphor.
I’ve worked directly with metaphor for 30 years, both professionally and personally, and there’s one image that has never let me go: I am a plant and I’m growing in rich, fertile soil. On a personal level, when I don’t know what to do or something in life is troubling me, all I need is [ Read more … ]
I love working with artists and writers… AND I have a class for artists and writers coming up this weekend at Book Passage in Corte Madera, I hope you can join me! Scroll to the bottom for details. This month I spoke at the California Writers Club. It was their super fun Halloween meeting, and [ Read more … ]
Many years ago I sat on a stool in the Art barn at Esalen Institute painting a paper mache mask. I’d originally signed up for some sort of contemplative workshop, but found it too cerebral and ended up here. I painted the mask magenta and then decided to paint a vine of flowers on the [ Read more … ]