Superpowers

b&w photograph of people in a quiet sunny green parkObserving and Listening have become almost superpowers in the contemporary world. Such pursuits are almost the opposite of (though are often be mistaken for) ‘consuming’, because to truly see and/or hear takes as much patience and skill as any act of creation. They are the wells that feed creation. Processes —both of observation and research— culminate in the process of making, which is, always, one of translation.

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The above was born of a comment left on another artist’s blog; I’ve adapted it to a more generalized sentiment, as I find it to be true.

Apologies for the longer stretches between posts, lately. I’m in need of a schedule to stay on track here, as I re-learn living, and balance with the full time gig/ I’d rather expected more time for writing while I was upstate, but lots of family goings-on took precedence. Happy Summer, and thanks for reading and looking! 

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a creative dilemma

Friday night. After midnight.

Increasingly aware (on account of my poor typing these past few days- I miss the proper keys!) that my fingernails seem to grow like weeds again. Like it’s summer again.

Been stretched a bit thin lately, again– working on a number of projects for clients (four web sites, the museum, a postcard, a video edit… this week), and so this past week has held no time for my printmaking or drawing pursuits. One thing about being so busy is that your mind stays always on– it’s is a good thing, generally, I think– being on all the time feeds all projects constantly– so long as you can remember to STOP. and FOCUS. when necessary. Which can can be difficult at times.

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