Painter Robert Genn has noted that he and writer Henry Miller “had a correspondence and a bit of a friendship” in the sixties, and that when they met in Big Sur, “he was having a tough time. His Paris days were behind him. “Now married to Janina Lepska and raising two young children, they were […]
“The artist begins with a vision — a creative operation requiring effort. Creativity takes courage.” Henri Matisse
What fears and anxieties are holding you back from expressing yourself more creatively? Matisse and many other artists and…
What is art? Where do you make it? Where do you show it?
How you think about those questions can impact how you see yourself as a creator, and what you do about being one.
Artist Robert Irwin, a pioneer of the Light and Space movement, in 1970 abandon…
“Seeds find nourishment in the dark.”
Author and teacher Mark Matousek writes about the challenges and rewards of solitude, and refers to May Sarton’s “fantastic book” Journal of a Solitude.
He comments that she “re…
Isaac Asimov participated in a team project in 1959 for ARPA – the Advanced Research Projects Agency – and wrote an essay for the group on developing creativity. Here are a few excerpts: “How do people get new ideas? “Presumably, the process of creativity, whatever it is, is essentially the same in all its branches […]