I’d like to think I can represent all those artists who heroically have kept going and are successful, but are not recognised or acclaimed. —Phyllida Barlow Can it be true, as some say: Old women are replacing young men in the art world We can at least hope! After having been overlooked for decades, the … More Finally some good news:
I always have to be doing something, accomplishing some- thing, fixing something, going somewhere, feeling purposeful, useful, competent—even coughing, as I just did, gives me the satisfaction of having “just cleared something up.” The phone bill arrives and minutes later I’ve written the check. The world starts to go to war and I shout, “Hey, … More Think and Do
AND SO: here is a post bordering on New-Age claptrap, I still hope it can give some sense For some of us starting new things, changing direction, entertaining new ideas – stirs fear: As children most of us are encouraged to believe that our life should somehow fulfill the expectations of others, that we will (or … More If you don’t enjoy the doing, then do something else …
“A self that goes on changing is a self that goes on living,” –Virginia Woolf Robert Penn Warren: In the phrase [“to find myself”] lurks the idea that the self is a pre-existing entity, a self like a Platonic idea existing in a mystic realm beyond time and change. (…) And the essence of absurdity, … More To know what you’re going to draw, you have to begin drawing – .
A rough excerpt-adaption of Ron Padgett’s wonderful poem: HOW TO BE PERFECT (https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/57243)
– of missing ears
by Ron Padgett It’s funny how if you just let go of things they will come to you. That is to say sometimes. So what good is such a generalization? Ah, it makes you feel good to say such things from time to time, as if you actually and really and truly knew something! “For … More For a Moment