Posts Categorized: Creativity

Finding the Positive

“Drop negative thoughts.  Stay positive,” our qigong master teacher said.  “Turn negative into positive.  Have a happy and peaceful heart.  Anger churns up the waters, but a peaceful heart calms the water so we can see and reflect clearly.”  Good advice.   And, from her story, it is obvious that it can be done in… Read more »

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 »