How marvelous and sacred are all things feminine! How wonderful is my desire to make myself and my abode pretty, clean, healthy, and tranquil! What idiots we are to trivialize nature, art, creativity, beauty, the imagination, to see them all … Continue reading Journal Entry: How Marvelous and Sacred, the Feminine
My sister Rita passed away in 2017. June 13th was her birthday. She’d often referred to herself as a “Down’s syndrome angel,” and so as I was missing her I imagined Down’s syndrome angels dancing across the flat rooftops just outside my window. I wrote a poem about it, and not much later Reynalds Leroux of Bordeaux, France, sent me a beautiful composition and asked me to write lyrics for it. The music was perfect for the poem. I decided to make a video with a few of Rita’s drawings. She was the most prolific artist I have ever known, … Continue reading “Rooftop Angels” (for Rita’s birthday)
Wanda Waterman Fully immersing ourselves in a creative project activates a different part of our brain. We lose track of time and our surroundings. Minutes blend into hours, and there are no thoughts apart from what’s happening in the present. … Continue reading Why Mindfulness in Art?
Everyone should be respected as an individual but no one idolized. ~Albert Einstein Rapine, avarice, expense, This is idolatry; and these we adore; Plain living and high thinking are no more. ~William Wordsworth The practice of idolatry harks back to … Continue reading On Ending Idolatry