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Art Futures Thinking Journey

From Novice to Expert (?)

I often wonder, especially when starting something seemingly new, or struggling with something that feels familiar – what does it take to achieve expertise, real intuitive comfort with a thing. I found this article https://www.nateliason.com/blog/become-expert-dreyfus from Nat Eliason, which is kind of interesting and in a way, kind of comforting. The expertise I’m seeking will […]

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In the Studio Journey

Finding Subtlety?

I did a small series of paintings and I am finding them really satisfying. They’ve been hanging in the great room and now I think I understand what it is that I like so much about them. They’re subtle. Yes, loud conversation, but a lot of complexity in the quiet conversation. The bottom 2 are […]

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On Hope

“Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.” —Thich Nhat Hanh

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The Power Of Doing Only One Thing

The article that shares its title with this post (see below) sparked something in me that had been brewing for some time. You might not know it, but I have 2 blogs. Yep 2. And I can barely get in the habit of keeping one going. So, what is it that I want? Neither is […]

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Every Day as you Wake, Say these Words from the Dalai Lama. | elephant journal

From time to time, we all need a little boost. It’s most helpful if we can find ways to get that boost on our own dime/time. These 2 bits from the articles listed I’ve found to be helpful. Sharing… Every Day as you Wake, Say these Words from the Dalai Lama. | elephant journal “Every […]

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CVP: Inspiration Board

I’m in an online class (Creative Visionary Program) led by Nicholas Wilton. So far, I’m very impressed. With over 900 people in the 2019 class from all parts of the world, the support is outstanding. Rather than jumping right in and getting messy with what ever you use to make your art, we’re taking a […]