Interviewing Artists

Dipping back into my Sabbatical experience from 2011 I found the interviews I conducted were very enlightening. Asking another Artist questions about their life, creative process, and challenges revealed at least two things: 1. We ARRIVE at our ART in many different...

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The Secret to Staying an Artist: Ira Glass

All of us who are adult artists survived, did we not? But we did … HAVE TO SURVIVE. There was a battle to overcome. Some of us persevered … some of us died as an artist. Picasso tells us, “All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows...

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The Meaning of Art: A Path to Something More

What an ARROGANT TITLE!     I realize that I am but a mere pixel on the screen of human history and to claim I know what ART is all about sounds rather cheeky … and it may very well be. But I woke up one morning this week earlier than normal and started...

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Internet Learning: The Good, The Bad, & The Tempting

Stepping into the world of cyberspace can feel like falling into Alice’s rabbit hole. There are strange and wonderful things to experience. There are also dangers. I know many people who just will not venture in, claiming that the ‘real world’ is good enough for them....

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Special Needs Can Lead to Special Art

Over the years I have been blessed with the friendship of many SPECIAL NEEDS people.     I think this started with my first niece who was born with severe challenges. When I was a young boy my parents and I would go see Lori for a visit and then an outing to...

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Art Quotes from Julia Cameron: Walking In This World

In 2003 Julia Cameron wrote Walking In This World: The Practical Art of Creativity. This is her sequel to The Artist’s Way which was an international bestseller. In Walking Julia helps us to understand that the world is to be explored as a child, a creative and...

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Wynton Marsalis: You Are Creative

Do we Creatives have a responsibility beyond expressing ourselves? Have we been guilty of withholding something? Do we think we are special and others are not? Are we the cool kids invited to the party?     In his book, Moving to Higher Ground: How Jazz Can...

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The Creative Process: Becoming a Creative Part 4b

The above image is one of Dan’s very popular wood cuttings.     This week we are going to listen to the 4th of 5 segments from an interview I did with Dan Cautrell on Becoming a Creative. Dan is a friend, fellow hockey player, and owner of FUSION PRESS...

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The Creative Process: Becoming a Creative Part 4a

This week we are going to listen to the 4th of 5 segments from an interview I did with Dan Cautrell on Becoming a Creative. Dan is a friend, fellow hockey player, owner of FUSION PRESS STUDIO, and closet harmonica player.   In this 9 1/2 minute segment of...

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The Failing Creative: Keep It Present

It has been just over 2 1/2 years since I committed to being a full-time Creative. In some ways that seems like a long time and in others it has been a flash. My careening efforts have brought me to an unexpected and previously unknown descriptive: I am a FAILING...

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