Creating is an Inner Journey

“Traveler, there is no path, the path must be forged as you walk.” -Poet Antonio Machado “The scariest moment is always just before you start.” -Stephen King “I write only when inspiration strikes. Fortunately it strikes every morning at nine o’clock sharp.”-Somerset Maugham “A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is aContinue reading “Creating is an Inner Journey”

The Terror of Winning

“Traveler, there is no path, the path must be forged as you walk.” -Poet Antonio Machado “Awards are so unnecessary because I think we get so much out of our work just by doing it. The work is a reward in itself.” -Natalie Portman. “Awards are wonderful. I’ve been nominated many times and won manyContinue reading “The Terror of Winning”

Cooperation Not Competition

“If your vision is one year, plant rice. If your vision is ten years, plant trees. If your vision is one-hundred years, educate your children in the arts.” -Chinese Proverb. “Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.” -Oscar Wilde “An artist is not paid for his labor, but for his vision.” -James WhistlerContinue reading “Cooperation Not Competition”

Confessions of a Late Bloomer Baby Boomer

“Each of us must confront our own fears, must come face to face with them. How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives. To experience adventure or to be limited by the fear of it.” -Judy Blume “Go confidently in the direction of our dreams. Live theContinue reading “Confessions of a Late Bloomer Baby Boomer”

Give the Gift of Art

Since this is the season of giving, I thought I’d give support to a few local artists, a local publisher and an author or two. After all giving a unique gift makes the season more special. And think of it this way, artists have bills to pay too. Not to mention, when you buy originalContinue reading “Give the Gift of Art”