Posts Categorized: Creativity

Offering a Different Way

The day before closing on my house in NY, all kinds of issues came up.  The buyers weren’t sure if the heat turned on fast enough and the creditor thought that there was a neighborhood association that placed restrictions on homeowners.  Both are not true.  My lawyer wasn’t sure if we were going to close… Read more »

The Artistic Spirit

Boy on a Rock

Gallery owner, Michelle Gaugy, introduced novel ideas in her lecture about the evolution of the artist; points that I have personally experienced.  She said that a craftsman is invested in the finished product, the object, but an artist is not.  The artist creates inspired, unexplained, purposeless art that has become “art for art’s sake”.  This… Read more »

Creativity for Peace

Tonight I went to a cultural celebration for peace in the middle east, called Salaam-Shalom.  This event featured sixteen Palestinian and Israeli girls ranging from fifteen to seventeen-years-old who attend a three-week long camp in Santa Fe. The purpose of the camp is to recognize and empower women as future leaders.  The girls learn how… Read more »

Righting My Writing

Jelly Beanstalk

Creating seven zany, playful sculptures was the inspiration for me to write children’s books.  It was a spontaneous course that emerged from my fingers immersed in clay with no direction except the desire to laugh.  The seven sculptures became The Woochibies, a group of characters in stories that I was going to write about a… Read more »

The Nature of Louie Schwartzberg

Last week on Super Soul Sunday, Oprah featured Louie Schwartzberg, a cinematographer who specializes in nature films.  His time-lapsed pictures of the grandest and tiniest parts of our earth create spectacular films.  I highly recommend looking him up on youtube.  His camera zooms in on a meadow swarming with monarch butterflies and a nest of… Read more »