Tag: Inspirational

Solar System Quilt

This is my creative inspiration for the morning – a Solar System Quilt created by Ellen Harding Baker in 1876.    According to various web sources – teacher, Ellen Harding Baker of Cedar County, Iowa, created this embroidered quilt in 1876 as a visual aid for her community astronomy lectures. It’s now part of the […]

How does an artist learn?

We learn by studying our predecessors, not the subject matter, necessarily, but the techniques — light, color, sound. Whether that’s for words or pictures doesn’t really matter. We are the summation of our antecedents and when we enter into an artistic groove we consciously (or, more often, unconsciously) create something that feels similar to our […]

Astounding interior illustration by Edd Cartier

Sunday Evening Etymology

The term used to be “unhuman.” Now, it’s “inhuman.” I’m not sure exactly when it changed, certainly by the 1970’s. The etymology leads me to believe that in earlier decades some writers followed the trail from the old French word “humain” and so unhuman is correct. At a later time we accepted that human is […]

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Happy 2018!

Well, we’re here. I have no idea how we got here exactly, from my perspective it was just Halloween last night. Nevertheless, we’re arrived at a brand new, blank-slate, anything-can-happen, new year. I do love the new year…so many possibilities! And anything can happen. To quote Time Master, Rip Hunter (the TV version) — “Time […]

Creative Expansion in a Crumbling World

It’s easy to be excited about personal creative endeavors. As I read through writers’ and artists’ blogs and websites and watch YouTube videos, I’m struck by how many creatives are out there. Over the decades I’ve been astounded by the amount of competition between us, as if we’re competing for limited resources (all too true […]

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