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Night pressing/ the window. Our neighbour’s tree/ waits for light. Now, your turn. Capture a moment of creative presence: Write a 3-7-3 haiku. Use the thirteen syllables to give a short summation of a moment: what you saw, heard, touched, tasted or smelled. Turn the moment in time into an image. Don’t tell us what happened, show us. Don’t tell us how you felt. Trust the images, the sense perception, to hold the emotion. A good haiku conveys a mood, without showing a person or mentioning the mood.Continue reading
Meditation makes you more creative. That’s the conclusion of a number of scientific studies, including this detailed look at which precise kinds of meditation foster creativity and creativism. But writers and artists have long known this. Transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882): We live in succession, in division, in parts, in particles. Meantime within man is the soul of the whole; the wise silence; the universal beauty, to which every part and particle is equally related; the eternal One… not only self-sufficing and perfect in every hour, but the act of seeing and the thing seen, the seer and the spectacle, the…Continue reading
Last Time: Go Creative… With Albert Einstein “Art is anything an artist calls art. An artist is someone who makes or does something she or he thinks of as art. Most art is bad, but you don’t get the good art without the bad. “Our best artists make stuff they know is bad; the difference is that they destroy it themselves. “Art is a part of life, but in order to be art it has to create for itself a Read MoreContinue reading
Last Time: Go Creative… With HD Thoreau “Artists and artisans are alchemists. They transform base material into objects of beauty, utility and delight. “I have used the terms ‘artists’ and ‘artisans’ together… because all artisans are artists, as all artists are skilled in their crafts. The distinction is divisive and derogatory. “Being an artist or an artisan is not a hobby: it is a Read MoreContinue reading