The Hero’s Journey & Art

The Hero’s Journey & Art

The Hero’s Journey & Art   Our lives are a hero’s journey of moving from the known to the unknown and returning back again, transformed. As artists, we continually step into the unknown and evolve our work. We search and find our way, lose and...
Creativity and Einstein’s Riddle

Creativity and Einstein’s Riddle

  Creativity and Einstein’s Riddle   We all work in sales, and the hardest person to sell to is ourselves. By “sales,” I don’t mean buying dish detergent and batteries and the like. I mean it in the more abstract sense, and the word Bruce has coined...
Creativity  & The Power Of Subtraction

Creativity & The Power Of Subtraction

Creativity & The Power Of Subtraction   Creative Subtraction is not ‘Less Than’. How often have we heard the phrase, “Your painting/art/music/recipe/writing needs something.” Along with this observation comes a hidden assumption. Namely “needing...
Abstract Painting Demo: Integrating New Brushstrokes

Abstract Painting Demo: Integrating New Brushstrokes

  Abstract Painting Demo: Integrating New Brushstrokes Today, we’re revisiting this post which ran preciously. One of the considerations when going back into a painting is integrating new brushstrokes into the work and working from an exploratory,...
Writ in Water: Invisibility, Ephemerality & Creativity

Writ in Water: Invisibility, Ephemerality & Creativity

  Writ in Water: Ephemerality, Invisibility, and Creativity   Recently we had cause to think of John Keats, the British Romantic poet (1795-1821) who wrote a mere 53 poems and died at the age of 25, making Mozart (aged 35) look like a venerable grandfather....