We create for a purpose. Something within in us cries out for expression so much so, that when we steel ourselves to the task, it gets done. But what drives this purpose? What, in fact, gives us the courage to come out from the shadows in a crowded world and say, “this is me and I give it to you”? Continue reading
We’ve been indoctrinated to thank people for their feedback whether we’ve invited it or not. Continue reading
You’re absolutely correct when you say that creativity lives in art. For art isn’t merely an outlet for enjoyment. Sun Tzu showed that there’s art in war. Continue reading
The hardest thing to being creative is resisting the urge to be popular. Continue reading
Life has a way of filling its vessel with substance whether we’re wishing it a fair wind or setting its rigging to survive the tumble of its seas. Continue reading
Those who forget the past are bound to relive it, a saying goes. Which means in a nutshell: know your history. And this sentiment I feel, is most productive launching into a creative new year. Continue reading
Months have flown since I’ve last graced this blog but method lay in the absence. And that means a lot of subject matter we can now talk about on things creative and writing. Continue reading
When seeking creative inspiration it’s natural to get hooked by what’s posited. The picture ahead, the box in our direct vision, the panorama just beckoning at the horizon: all within the beauty that’s reflected and overt.
But it’s easy to forget, there’s a whole other story-world out there too.
It sits outside.
Is it possible to write poetry with music? Not lyrics … but full-blown words in the guise of clefs, lines, notes, and rests rather than letters? Continue reading
The original saying that goes, “I never argue with a man who buys his ink by the barrel”, has never really had its proper attribution. Continue reading