500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #142: Stills: 10-006

Stills: 10-006:  The History: Here’s my part of the story. Tell me what you see and start the next chapter… Imagine the dig site of Pompeii and the discovery of ancient glass vessels. The glass would be warped by the volcanic ash that buried it so long ago, and the glass would be opaque and … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #142: Stills: 10-006

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #141: Stills: 10-005

Stills: 10-005:  The History: Here’s my part of the story. Tell me what you see and start the next chapter… Image the same cafe in Montmartre where Matisse is giving his lesson on color theory and Picasso does what he would, and grabs the colors to do his own demonstrations, then challenges the group with … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #141: Stills: 10-005

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #140: Stills: 10-004

Stills: 10-004:  The History: Here’s my part of the story. Tell me what you see and start the next chapter… Imagine Matisse sitting at a table in a Montmartre cafe. Around him are several other known artists and he is their master. A discussion on color theory breaks out regarding tones vs hues and he … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #140: Stills: 10-004

The 14th Step on The Ladder of Awareness

Preamble for today’s session: Note: Going in today, I was concerned that The Ruminator would impede my progress, because of his tightened presence in my mind these past few days. So, I shut my eyes and let myself go into my chest to hear and feel what came from there. All the questions asked today … Continue reading The 14th Step on The Ladder of Awareness

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #139: Stills: 10-003

Stills: 10-003:  The History: Here’s my part of the story. Tell me what you see and start the next chapter… Imagine a lost corner of Picasso’s studio; a small pot sits on a tiny table. Both sunlight and a strong lamp shine light on it. It seems to be set up as a composition for … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #139: Stills: 10-003

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #138: Stills 10-002

Stills 10-002: The History: Tell me what you see and start the next chapter in this story… Imagine a couple embracing on a park bench, hands raised in gratitude for the beauty around them. Following some sculptural explorations of shapes, I became stalled by my current options of glaze colors available at my school. I … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #138: Stills 10-002

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #137: Tower 10-001

Tower 10-001: The History: Here’s my part of the story. Tell me what you see and start the next chapter… This lone tower stands as a sentinel in some mythic landscape. Painted on a narrow canvas to limit the total view. Possibly an unconscious tribute to Stephen King’s Dark Tower, as I imagined it; not … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #137: Tower 10-001

Monday’s Movers – The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

How Little Things Make Big Difference The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell The subtitle really gives it away, and how! This is my second book by Gladwell and I am fiercely impressed by his storytelling style. Although the subtitle is clear, it only becomes fully clear in the conclusion of the book and we get that … Continue reading Monday’s Movers – The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity: Part 4 – Stills

Part 4 - Stills While studying at the Visual Arts Centre, I embarked on a focused exploration of sculptural shapes. I confused my process when I chose to include colors as part of the shape exploration. When I became stumped by the limits of my glaze color palette, I decided to return to painting to … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity: Part 4 – Stills

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #136: Blue Man: I Love Myself

Blue Man: I Love Myself: The History: Here’s my part of the story. Tell me what you see and start the next chapter… The Blue Man series was an extension of my Blues paintings... full of music, movement, and joy... I believe this one is living in Scottsdale, AZ. Built on a concept of self-awareness … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #136: Blue Man: I Love Myself