Category Archives: Creativity

You Can’t Think More Complex Than Interruptions Allow

on March 28, 2021 in Awareness, Creativity

Talking to a friend about meditating, after I said something, he made me repeat it so he could write it down. He told me to post it. Here it is: If you get interrupted every nine minutes, you can’t come up with an idea complex enough to require ten minutes uninterrupted thinking. In other words: If you get interrupted every nine minutes, you’ll never come up with an idea that[…] Keep reading →

Book 3, first draft done

on March 14, 2021 in Art, Creativity

I finished writing the first draft of my third book to be published. I count my first two books, which I self-published, in a different category. No one has read a word of this one yet. I’m prepared that others may think it sucks. The next step is to start editing, enough to include something great in the proposal, most of which I’ve written, but it needs to include a[…] Keep reading →

Why I’m singing

on February 2, 2021 in Art, Creativity

I came to singing for polluting less, I’m staying for self-expression and discovery. If you want to know what inspired me without all my talk, jump the last video at the bottom of this post. If you know of a better singing performance—I could imagine its equal, but not sure anyone could better it. As for me and singing, if you haven’t listened to my podcast episode recording my before[…] Keep reading →

Man Ray, the great artist, on his greatest satisfaction

on January 25, 2021 in Art, Creativity

I found a video I saved from ten or fifteen years ago, when I was showing my art in galleries and museums while backing up my hard drive—the closing minutes of a documentary on Man Ray. At the time I was watching all the videos on artists I could find at the library. For those who don’t know him, he was big. From Wikipedia: He was a significant contributor to[…] Keep reading →

Sketch for book or TV series introduction

on January 4, 2021 in Art, Creativity

I’ve mentioned working on my book, which I intend to translate into video somehow—TV, movie, net, not sure. I’m at least a hundred pages into the first draft. I’m going to start sharing what I’d call sketches here of parts of the book that I think stand on their own. I’d love your thoughts. Any book I write needs to be personal, so I have to introduce myself. Experience has[…] Keep reading →

Mastery illustrated

on December 30, 2020 in Art, Creativity, Visualization

What does it mean to master a field? It comes from practicing, performing, reflecting, and practicing more. The result is liberation and freedom. Self-expression. Seeing mastery happen before your eyes Everyone who masters anything goes through a similar process that includes inexperience, looking less than amateurish, practicing, reflection, self-doubt, despair, progress, regress, anxiety, improvement, moving backward, mentoring, and so on. Years ago I found a site that showed the sketches[…] Keep reading →

My famous no-packaging vegan stew webinar with Plant Powered Metro New York (plagued by technical problems)

on October 17, 2020 in Creativity, Nature, Tips

Two weeks ago I presented online how to make my famous no-packaging vegan stew with a group called Plant Powered Metro New York. I apologize that Murphy’s Law struck hard. Everything that could go wrong did, but I couldn’t tell what in the moment so only on viewing it now did I hear how much the microphone distorted my voice. The lighting was off. After starting we found out they[…] Keep reading →

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