For today.

I will not weigh in on gun control, or the need for better screening and treatment for mental illness. I will not tell you to “hug your kids a little tighter” (even if you do) or to write your congressman. Urgings are not my intention. I may or may not agree with any of them, … More For today.

The Creative Place

“Creative artists … are mankind’s wakeners to recollection: summoners of our outward mind to conscious contact with ourselves, not as participants in this or that morsel of history, but as spirit, in the consciousness of being. Their task, therefore, is to communicate directly from one inward world to another, in such a way that an … More The Creative Place

Effortless Layers

So much of art work is about layering. It is so easy to over-layer, to build a surface up too much to the point that it ceases to breathe. But in nature, layering happens effortlessly, and the effect is often one of ease and strength. The lesson: don’t overwork it. Let it grow how it … More Effortless Layers

Live with Beauty

A few months ago, I came up with a motto, of sorts: Live with beauty. It came out of an obsession I have with art, color, light, nature, and looking at beautiful things, people, and places. I ache for beauty, I want it to infuse my life, and yet it does not. I have a … More Live with Beauty