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Why Create?

“The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake.

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(Review) Animal Magic in Chauvet Cave by Hearth Moon Rising

One of the most intriguing glimpses into the perspectives of Europe’s Paleolithic people is documented by the artwork of the Chauvet Cave in southern France. These paintings originate from about 30,000 B.C.E. 963 more words


sky-blue sheep on scarlet lawns...five artistic ways of seeing

An artist sees things others don’t see; notices lines and colors, patterns and shapes; mixes imagination and insight and observation.

The originality of the artists in these stories — real and fictitious — coaxes us to look at our world afresh as this new year begins.

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30,000 Years Lost, 20 Years Found

Twenty years ago this month, archeologists discovered Cave de Chauvet Pont d’Arc in southern France, with paintings more than 30,000 years old. Scientists from around the world have digitally mapped the cave, built raised walkways above its floor, and established protocols that limit access to 12 people for eight hours during two 15-day periods each year. 831 more words