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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Daily Rituals

Daily rituals. This is something that has perplexed me for some time now.
As an independent artist, I should have a regular daily schedule, right?
I should at least pretend to keep regular business hours. 

My friend Linda over at Lime In The Coconut gave me a lovely book
which I read throughout the last two weeks. 


It's filled with the daily rituals of tons of famous creatives;
artists, authors, poets, composers and more.

I found that there are more than a few common habits that run
between creative people.

For example there's a lot of walking that goes on.
A lot of mind altering substances are ingested.
And joyfully, a LOT of these folks put in only 3 concentrated hours
being creative each day. (So far so good!)

Mostly I confirmed that it's totally individual, the creative's day.
Surprise. And whew. Insecurity be gone.

Anyway, it's a fun read, one that you can easily pick up
for a moment here and there when you have one.

And if you're not lucky enough to have a good friend like Linda,
you can get it here on Amazon.


Sunday, May 18, 2014

What's Your Favorite?

Hi! I'm back from a most excellent sailing adventure in The Abacos, Bahamas. 
Here's a pic of My Favorite Boat.


Favorite is a funny thing.
Our society seems to need to categorize items, ideas, people, places . . .

What's your favorite movie? What's your favorite place?
"And so on and so forth." (a line from my favorite movie: Home Alone 2)


What's your favorite color?  
Your favorite color?!!?  WHAT??!?
That's unanswerable. 

How can we pick a favorite anything?
Is there really such a defined line
between everything
in our experience?

Is there a need to categorize everything? 

Can there be something less than favorite? 

What if everything were our favorite?
What if there were nothing we didn't like as much.
A level playing field of total and complete favorite.

How liberating!

I like this.

What a relief! I can like it all!

So, here are a few of my favorite things.

My Favorite Cousins


My Favorite Cousins



My Favorite Artists


My Favorite Artists



My Favorite Eyes


My Favorite Eyes



My Favorite Tools


My Favorite Tools




My Favorite View


My Favorite View



My Favorite Boat


My Favorite Boat


My Favorite Boat



My Favorite Color


My Favorite Color


My Favorite Color


My Favorite Color




My Favorite Art


My Favorite Art


My Favorite Wearable Art


My Favorite Assembled Art


My Favorite Art

My Favorite Art


My Favorite Art


My Favorite Art


My Favorite Art


My Favorite Art


And I have infinitely more!



What's your favorite?