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Five Theses on Creativity

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Five Theses on Creativity

The word “art” can seem pretentious: When people hear it, they worry someone will force them to read a novel, or go to a museum, or see a movie without any explosions in it.

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My Favorite Artist : Jasper Johns / Mind/ Mirror

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My Favorite Artist : Jasper Johns / Mind/ Mirror

                     It took me a while to understand the work of Jasper Johns. Now he is one of my favorite artists. He has big retrospective of 70 years of art making both in New York and Philadelphia. Here is a quote from a New York times article by M.H. Miller that summarizes Johns accomplishments. "Johns has assiduously avoided his public throughout his career, and yet he has also managed to consistently speak to what it is to be alive in America at any given moment. He is the rare artist whose work has never...

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25 Small Changes to Improve Your Life

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25 Small Changes to Improve Your Life

                      A small action daily is infinitely better and more impactful than a massive change you can’t sustain. It’s also a realistic and attainable way to teach your brain healthy habits Start your day with at least one glass of water — hydrate before you get yourself a cup of coffee. Make time for a few minutes of quiet time to think about the good day ahead or prepare yourself for the day. Don’t get straight to your email just yet — take the morning in (sunrise and the peace...

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50 Years of Art Making

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50 Years of Art Making

                I would like to thank everyone for reading my blog and especially those who make comments and send thoughts and greetings. It is a small intimate group of mostly friends and relatives. This month marks a special occasion in my life as I am celebrating my 70th birthday. As displeasing as it is to reach 70, I am grateful for all the positives in my life. My good health, my wife Linda, all my immediate family and friends, my part time job as a food distributor and most importantly my ability to make...

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Why I Use The Lumber Yard For My Art Making Materials

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Why I Use The Lumber Yard For My Art Making Materials

  One thing I have learned as a practicing artist is Lumber yards offer great materials for art making at very reasonable costs. At Bolyard Lumber in   Birmingham, they let me have scored plywood for next to nothing. Then the guys in the yard cut it for me for a nominal rate.

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