Archives for July, 2015
What is art? Where do you make it? Where do you show it?
How you think about those questions can impact how you see yourself as a creator, and what you do about being one.
Artist Robert Irwin, a pioneer of the Light and Space movement, in 1970 abandoned his studio practice.
In a recent interview, he comments:
Why bother with meditation? Aren't we too busy trying to get stuff done?
"My morning meditation is like taking a shower for my brain." Emily Fletcher
What do you think meditation is? Maybe a retreat into nature by yourself? That, of course, can be one form - and there are many others. But what value can it have?
Even people with exceptional creative talents and accomplishments can feel insecure.
Meryl Streep, for example, has said, “I have varying degrees of confidence and self-loathing…You can have a perfectly horrible day where you doubt your talent… Or that you’re boring and they’re going to find out that you don’t know what you’re doing.”
Over the years of reading biographies and...
In her Harvard Commencement Address, author Rowling spoke about the "uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not" as "the fount of all invention and innovation."
She also noted the power of our imagination for understanding other people’s challenges. She worked for a time for Amnesty International, and says she used some of that experience in creating her ‘Harry Potter’ books.