Monthly Archives: August 2012

Why Is Creativity Undervalued?

The statement “creativity is undervalued” might seem self evident.  We glibly accept that the life of a creative person is financially insecure and poorly paid.  Most creative people get day jobs that do not stretch their creative powers and leave … Continue reading

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Where The Best Readers Are

When you start writing a blog, you never really know where people are reading it, but WordPress tells you where everyone is, now.  I looked at my demographic map and was equally astonished and grateful.  Thank you to all my … Continue reading

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New Painting Ideas I Learned on Vacation

You can make a brush out of a plastic shopping bag and some duct tape. You can paint convincing trees with a plastic shopping bag brush, a palette knife and some spray paint pooled onto a magazine page. Magazine pages … Continue reading

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Intensity

I woke up this morning with both of my hands in pain.  They were stiff and sore.  I could barely move them and when I did, I couldn’t move them smoothly.  The muscles and tendons in my fingers and on … Continue reading

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The Anonymous Genius in the Crowd

Something interesting about the Olympics is that people can be plucked out of relative obscurity and changed into national heroes and celebrities in the space of a few seconds.  Why is that?  Surely these people were outstanding at what they … Continue reading

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