Tag Archives: Freedom

Articulation

When it comes down to it, what a lot of artists spend most of their time doing is in trying to become more articulate.  What I mean by that is they hone their craft skills and their manual dexterity, so … Continue reading

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Fear of the Unconventional

There is a significant population of people that are alarmed, scandalised, affronted and viscerally offended by pictures painted in bright colours, whether representational or abstract, or somewhere in between.  I have the anecdotal evidence.  They can’t stand them, but more … Continue reading

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A Modern Interpretation of “Useful Work versus Useless Toil”

The book, “Useful Work versus Useless Toil”, was written in 1884, by the illustrious William Morris; at least three years before the first Arts and Crafts exhibitions were proposed and long before there was such a thing as an “Arts … Continue reading

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Appreciating is Good, Creating is Better

Something occurred to me, today.  It was in relation to music.  I had the thought that knowing how to make music is so much more satisfying than being a fan of music.  I’ve been a big fan of music all … Continue reading

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Off the Grid

I am sitting on the balcony of an apartment that overlooks the sea.  A gentle breeze is wafting over me, the sun is shining, there are white puffy clouds in the sky and I am watching the sailing boats gliding … Continue reading

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Captivity

Watching the news this morning, I learned that apes in captivity have an increasingly alarming problem with cardiovascular disease.  Just like humans.  Could it be inactivity, or the food they eat?  Maybe, but it struck me that the word that … Continue reading

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Fluency and Facility – Creativity at the Speed of Thought

If you’re a writer, one of the best investments of time you can make is in learning to touch type.  It might save you from repetitive strain injury, but more importantly, if you can build up your typing speed up, … Continue reading

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