Oceans Within Me

…I will sleep no more but arise / You oceans that have been calm within me / How I feel you, fathomless, stirring, preparing unprecedented waves and storms… Walt Whitman , Leaves of Grass In the morning, after finishing my coffee and humble breakfast, I wander down the road to the ocean. As I grow …

Art Manifested by Nature

A person should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of their life, in order that worldly cares do not obliterate the sense of the beautiful that God has implanted in the human soul. Goethe Time spent contemplating the universe often reveals the underlying beauty of existence. …

Free Your Imagination

The possible’s slow fuse is lit by the Imagination – Emily Dickinson There is a vast unseen universe all about us. The terms and definitions we give to the objects in our world spring from some imaginary place. What perceptible innate quality does one object posses that differentiates it from a similar object? The realm …

Aesthetic Enjoyment

Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is the recognition of the pattern. Alfred North Whitehead The world abounds with interweaving patterns of energy and light. As we wander through our days, the subtle, smooth slipping of the elements from one state to another creates countless curves, swirls, eddies …

Express Your Creativity

Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings. It takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility. Wordsworth Our lives exhale poetry every day. The gentle gaze of a parent upon their child’s face as she turns to walk into school. The subtle tenderness of friends acknowledging one another’s vulnerabilities. Each night, we all experience …

Manifest Your Inner Artist

“Art is standing with one hand extended into the Universe and one hand extended into the world, and letting ourselves be a conduit for passing energy.” Albert Einstein All creativity involves revealing one’s inner self to the world. The urge to create forces the artist to remove portions of their self-protective barriers. A connection must …

Enliven Your World

A picture is a poem without words – Horace Walking along the bottom of the ocean at low tide is thrilling. There is a downward slope to the coast that tugs ever so gently at ones pant cuffs. Walking up slope towards the beach one can feel the pull of gravity shift as if it …

The Great Artist is a Simplifier

The title above is a quote from Vincent Van Gogh. Artists summon creativity from out of the void. The pure unrefined energy channeled by the artist is transformative. In Taoism the Void is not emptiness, but potentiality. All reality is summoned from out of the seeming nothingness. Seeing the display of this summoned force one …