He was disturbed by elusive yet confusing ideas, like the sparkle of candlelight, which could not be caught before it dissolved into darkness. ~Qiu XIalong Often, my ideas burn bright illuminating a concept with the intensity of a noonday sun at the equator then flicker away leaving me gasping at the emptiness, saddened to be […]
The function of the overwhelming majority of your artwork is simply to teach you how to make the small fraction of your artwork that soars. ~David Bayles The knowledge that my art is mostly throw away can be disheartening. I want every word to be nuanced, layered with many meanings, every sentence to flow river […]
It’s apparent that at some level, all art is autobiographical. ~David Bayles Between three of my blogs, there are over 2000 entries. Four and a half years worth of myself strewn across pages, living in servers across the globe. They are my mind woven into word adventures, a snapshot of my evolution from then to […]
In the realm of creativity, one is more likely to produce a masterpiece by producing volumes of works than putting all efforts into creating the perfect single work. This knowledge gave me the freedom to create without the oppressive specter of perfection constraining my output. I write most every weekday before starting my workday. It’s […]
I write as an act of slowness. ~Terry Tempest Williams Writing is my soul breathing, my soul sustaining itself by masticating on nourishing imagination. Inhale inspiration. Exhale creation. Slowly in. Slowly out. Inhale inspiration. Exhale creation. Slowly in. Slowly out.
I want to write in the form of migrating geese like an arrow pointing South toward a direction of safety. ~Terry Tempest Williams My favorite arrangements of words are those that share information wrapped in poetic phrases, those with the ability to paint dry text information with meaningful imagery. It is an ability with the […]
I feel as though whenever I create something, my Mr. Hyde wakes up in the middle of the night and starts thrashing it. ~Criss Jami I am not a good sleeper. I have trouble falling asleep at night, difficulty sleeping through an entire night. I may have a bit of apnea contributing to the difficulty […]