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This Is My Home, This Is My Work, This Is My Life…

In her beautiful poem, “To a Serious Woman,” Judith Sornberger sets these words as a mantra between friends reviewing their lives as artists who cherish their work and also cherish the thorns and blessings of every day life that animate that work. 403 more words

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The Prompter Room

For Tuesday, March 13, 2018:

When the artist is alive in any person, whatever his kind of work may be, he becomes an inventive, searching, daring, self-expressing creature. 61 more words

The Prompter Room

Blunder Ahead

“You can do anything you want to do.  What is rare is this actual wanting to do a certain thing:  wanting it so much that you are practically blind to other things, that nothing else will satisfy you…I know I have said a lot when I say, ‘You can do anything you want to do.’  But I mean it…Blunder ahead with your personal view…The real work of art is the result of a magnificent struggle.”  …

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Creativity

26. Responses, musings, sausages and paintings

It’s been a while.

The work created over the last there years was zipped up,  put away for a while – to suffocate (or breathe?) in its own threads. 875 more words

Iconic Books, Individuality and Confidence

Robert Henri and his 1923 book, The Art Spirit, continue to be wise and welcome companions on this artist’s journey.

I have begun to carry the book around with me the way I once carried… 478 more words

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Forget the Axeman - It's Finished When I Say It's Finished

The holidays are here in full force, but I’ll admit that my head is more in the studio than in wrapping packages.  I’ll get the packages wrapped in time, I know, but it’ll be a last minute rush because something happened – a good thing – in the studio. 415 more words

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A Review of Books

Recently, I was given Robert Henri’s book “The Art Spirit” by a member of an oddball group of elderly conversationalists: we meet every Sunday on the Tate St. 408 more words